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Be My Wingman – Dance of the Greater Prairie Chicken

“The sound is just a long drawn out ‘boom’; you can just tell it’s a very old song that’s been going on for thousands of years. Kind of like an …

Tar Sands or Farm Lands? Keystone XL’s Threat To America’s Breadbasket

The Ogallala aquifer, which provides 30% of the water used for crop irrigation in the United States, is still threatened by plans to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Big Oil’s Pipeline Stunt Will Backfire (Updated)

12/22 Update:  Press reports indicate this afternoon that the House GOP will blink on the payroll tax bill and sign off on the version passed by a bi-partisan margin in the …

Keystone XL Delayed, But Big Oil’s Scheming Goes On

President Obama delays the nation’s dirtiest project, but is it enough to keep us safe?

Keystone XL Tar Sands Decision Reportedly Delayed (UPDATED)

“It’s a huge victory, and it would probably be the biggest environmental gift that President Barack Obama has given us,” said NWF’s Tony Iallonardo.

The Top-10 Myths Vs. Facts About Keystone XL

Let’s bust the biggest myths about Keystone XL one at a time, then find out how you can help stop the pipeline.

Nebraska gives TransCanada the CornFinger

As a born and raised Iowan, I can’t say I’ve always thought fondly of my neighbors to the west.  Corn jokes aside, I am anticipating the new Big 10 match up between …

Nebraska Governor Tells Feds Keystone XL Route Unsafe

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route is unsafe, and the federal government’s environmental risk analysis is wrongly optimistic. That’s the assessment of Nebraska Republican Governor Dave Heineman who today …

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Students Take the Lead at Lothrop

“My hands should never touch the recycling bins,” says Pamela Galus, the science specialist at Lothrop Science and Technology Magnet School in Omaha, Nebraska. At this bronze-level Eco-School, Galus strives …

Hitting Home: Floodwaters Force Relocations in Several States

  |   June 7, 2011

As major flooding events continue on the northern central Plains, my parents, other family members, and friends have been working non-stop the last few days to help evacuate people in neighboring towns now threatened by the rising river.

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