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Oil's New Manifest Destiny Stalks the Great Plains of North Dakota

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The maps. It was initially all about the maps. But it is geography that unites and divides.

Where Have All The Prairies Gone?

AP | CHET BROKAW and JACK GILLUM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

ROSCOE, S.D. (AP) — Robert Malsam nearly went broke in the 1980s when corn was cheap. So now that prices are high and he can finally make a profit, ...

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.

Great American Day Hikes

The Active Times | Posted 07.11.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

At its best, a day hike gets straight to the essence of the place. t takes you inside the canyon, beneath the waterfall and delivers you straight to the wildflower-strewn clearing at the mountain's peak.

Dakota 38: Don't Miss This Seasonal Film of Reconciliation and Hope

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Your dream was not a lonely nightmare, but a window into history -- the day after Christmas, Dec. 26, 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln ordered the largest execution in United States history -- the hanging of 38 Dakota (Sioux) men.

PHOTOS: In Nebraska, An Evening Under The Stars

CarsTravelFood | Posted 06.22.2012 | Travel
CarsTravelFood

If you're already in Nebraska for the annual Sandhill Crane migration or if you simply appreciate wildlife in America and are looking for some place to go for a nice road trip, another interesting only-in-Nebraska event is that it's prairie chicken mating season.

Midwest A Victim Of 'Rural Brain Drain'

Matt Vasilogambros | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Matt Vasilogambros

Small towns across the country are dying off, and college students are partly to blame.

Weather at Its Worst: The Schoolhouse Blizzard

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Kelly

New York is now on record for 2011 having been the snowiest January, and as we all talk and text and blog about the annoyances of the snow, it is worth taking a look back at other times and other storms.

On the Plains They Sure Don't Call the Wind Mariah

Tim Giago | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Giago

Out on the Great Plains the locals have many other names for the wind. In fact, many of the really choice names for the howling winds begin with the letter "F."

11 Rocky Mountain Species That Have Become Endangered This Decade (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The decade's end provides a time for taking stock of the world around us, including all creatures great and small. With the help of WildEarth Guardia...

Is Wind Power A Catch-22 For Wildlife?

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Earlier this week a new journal article was released that calculated the amount of land needed for energy production under various future energy and c...