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Tallgrass Prairie

Three Strikes You're out in the Old... Great... Plains!

Steve Zack | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Steve Zack

It is clearly a Tragedy of the Commons, as ranchers who may own the land but not the minerals beneath, have widely sold access rights to oil companies. The tragedy in question is the complete development of the resource and the consequent loss of any big open landscapes.

The Empire of Locked Roots

Debra Shore | Posted 09.22.2012 | Chicago
Debra Shore

Given the recent severe drought -- and intense rains -- it's worth considering which plants do well in northeast Illinois and why.