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Two Greater Prairie Chickens dance on a lek on Gracie Creek Ranch, Nebraska. Photo by Aaron Price

Be My Wingman – Dance of the Greater Prairie Chicken

4/4/2012 // By Lara Bryant

“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 alarm clock in spring telling you to wake up; it’s …

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

2/9/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

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.

Keystone XL Legacy: More Tar Sands Pollution (image courtesy circleofblue.org)

Big Oil’s Pipeline Stunt Will Backfire (Updated)

12/16/2011 // By Jeremy Symons

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 Senate.  Of course, we have heard this before, so no …

Wildlife like these Sandhill Cranes are at risk from pipeline spills and construction (Photo: Len Radin)

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

11/16/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

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

Aerial shot of Alberta tar sands taken during NWF flyover.

Keystone XL Tar Sands Decision Reportedly Delayed (UPDATED)

11/10/2011 // By Miles Grant

“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.

Unrefined tar sands (Photo: Flickr/Lou Gold)

The Top-10 Myths Vs. Facts About Keystone XL

11/3/2011 // By Peter LaFontaine

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

Nebraskans give TransCanada the CornFinger (Photo: Nic Callero, NWF)

Nebraska gives TransCanada the CornFinger

9/27/2011 // By Jenny Kordick

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 my Hawkeyes and the Huskers the fall. Without a doubt, …

Nebraska Governor Tells Feds Keystone XL Route Unsafe

8/31/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

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 sent a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State …

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

6/10/2011 // By Kate Hofmann

“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 to make sure students take the lead in every aspect …

Evacuations in Dakota Dunes, SD

Hitting Home: Floodwaters Force Relocations in Several States

6/7/2011 // By NWF

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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