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Oil Spill in Creek Originally Underestimated, Making It One of Largest in ND History
BELFIELD, N.D. -- An oil pipeline spill that contaminated a tributary of the Little Missouri River last December is now estimated to be three times larger than originally thought, making it one of the...
3/23/17 at 10:15 AM Pipeline Spill Affects Waterway in McKenzie County 3/2/17 at 2:56 PM
Budget Cuts Could Reduce ND’s Oversight of Oil, Gas 1/28/17 at 12:04 AM
Lawmakers Look to Dump City Plastic Bag Bans
The Republican-controlled Minnesota Legislature appears ready to stop plastic bag bans. A House committee last week voted 10-7 to stop ordinances such as Minneapolis has enacted and some Duluth resid...
3/8/17 at 8:55 AM Greater Minnesota issues on table at session end 6/15/15 at 10:13 AM
Driverless Cars a Boon or Bane for Cities?
Automobiles really are becoming more automatic. Technology for driverless autosis accelerating at Moores Law rates as are advances in battery technology for more cost effective electric powered cars a...
2/26/17 at 2:04 AM What Would Theodore Roosevelt Say About Pruitt as Head of Environment? 2/20/17 at 5:39 AM
Fargo go Braugh! 3/18/12 at 11:59 AM
Vegan Living in Downtown Fargo
Vegan Living in Downtown Fargo The Green House Caf Provides Plentiful Options for Vegans BY ASHLEY REZACHEK Downtown Fargo is developing into a place where vegans can go to shop, eat and enjoy a varie...
2/15/17 at 8:00 AM Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something…Green! 12/16/10 at 8:00 AM
The Changing Face of Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Protection
After 15 years as a nature and wildlife photographer, Dudley Edmondson had photographed mountains and valleys, fuzzy baby bears clinging to tree trunks, and brightly colored orioles perched in branche...
1/24/17 at 9:05 AM
Showdown at Fehmarn
Co-produced with sister column, The Flensburg Files Petition Drive to Stop the Construction of the Tunnel at Puttgarden in Full Gear; Discussion about the Fehmarn Bridge's Future is on. BURG/ FEH...
8/18/16 at 4:07 AM
Showdown at Fehmarn
Co-produced with sister column The Bridgehunter's Chronicles Petition Drive to Stop the Construction of the Tunnel at Puttgarden in Full Gear; Discussion about the Fehmarn Bridge's Future is on. ...
8/18/16 at 4:01 AM Germans and Demonstrations: What We Want is Color; What We Don't Want is a Union 5/2/16 at 2:00 PM
In School in Germany: Teaching Environmental Sciences 8/24/15 at 4:10 PM
Counting Up Fines Is A Poor Way To Measure The Effectiveness Of Environmental Regulation
"Government regulators have some powerful tools at their disposal to crack down on violators of environmental laws, namely fines, lawsuits and other formal enforcement actions," reports Archie Ingerso...
4/22/16 at 8:46 AM
An Unbelievable Twins Story, A Revelation of What Makes Us Who We Are
After writing about identical twins (including my grandmother and her sister), I was sentthis incrediblestory from the New York Times about two sets of identical twins inColombia: Two sets of...
7/18/15 at 9:19 AM
The Road to 21st Century Skills
By Fargo Public Schools Instructional Resources Director Jodell Teiken What knowledge and skills do students need to help them succeed in school and in life? Of course content knowledge is important;...
11/19/13 at 8:00 AM Glass Paper Project 2013 Fall Update - Part One 9/13/13 at 2:28 PM
The Glass Paper Project, Part III 10/8/12 at 8:16 AM
Invasion of the Lake Snatchers
Zebra mussels have apparently invaded the lake my grandparents' cabin is on. This is not good news, as the mussels are an invasive species famous for encrusting everything put into a lake, including ...
7/17/13 at 9:00 AM What Will You Do to Fight Silver Carp? 9/17/12 at 2:58 PM
Documenting a History of Weirdness 11/27/11 at 5:14 PM
Student Innovates Campus Greenhouse
Sustainability is put to use By Kristin Kirtz Thanks to senior Tyler Franklin, a biosciences and sustainability major, what was once an unproductive space on campus is now a great research tool. Fr...
6/4/13 at 1:42 PM “Air, Water, Land and Energy: Our Voice, Our Future Citizens Forum” 12/12/12 at 9:03 AM
Learning on a grander 'SCALE'
The University of North Dakota Office of Instructional Development is tipping the "scales" when it comes to creative teaching and learning practices for its students. The University recently added ...
11/15/12 at 3:47 PM
Does the Landscape Inspire You? Be Part of the Arts Center's Opening Exhibit
Does the landscape inspire you? In particular, the Coteau? The Prairie? How does it make you feel? How does the North Dakota landscape, environment, history, etc. affect your work? What impresses you...
4/16/12 at 1:02 PM
A Mountaintop Experience
Mountains are moving. Students are in Kentucky for spring break to witness mountaintop removal and investigate how it affects the environment and the people of the region. Mountaintop removal is a co...
2/28/12 at 2:00 PM