North Dakota

New research on cumulative ecological impact of oil and gas
New research on cumulative ecological impact of oil and gas
Drilling has stripped bare three Yellowstones worth of land in recent years.
A defender of North Dakota's badlands wonders if it's time to leave
A defender of North Dakota's badlands wonders if it's time to leave
Theodore Roosevelt National Park is not immune to effects of the Bakken oil boom.
Wastewater pipelines often leak in North Dakota
Wastewater pipelines often leak in North Dakota
Breaches in pipelines that carry water away from the oilfields can have devastating consequences.
The oil boom hasn't busted, but it's straining at the seams
The oil boom hasn't busted, but it's straining at the seams
Oil patch communities and states are starting to feel the impacts of sliding prices.
Chevrolet just helped bring grasslands into the carbon market
Analyst challenges predictions for Western oil booms
Analyst challenges predictions for Western oil booms
North Dakota and Texas fields could be at a fraction of current productivity by 2040, says a new report.
Report warns of illegal drilling on federal land
Report warns of illegal drilling on federal land
Outdated rules and budget shortfalls make it hard to catch.
Extraction taxes are on the ballot
Extraction taxes are on the ballot
North Dakota and Nevada voters might learn something from Wyoming.
Is Denver the Houston of the Rockies — again?
Is Denver the Houston of the Rockies — again?
Even greenie hotspots get their economic mojo from fossil fuels.
Fur flies over Montana bobcat farm
Fur flies over Montana bobcat farm
Will animal rights activists keep a bobcat farmer from setting up shop in Montana?
Our reliance on drones to patrol the borders
Our reliance on drones to patrol the borders
On booms and their remains
On booms and their remains
A North Dakota photographer returns home to examine changes to the landscape.
North Dakota wrestles with radioactive oilfield waste
North Dakota wrestles with radioactive oilfield waste
Regulators look at raising the limit for radiation amid a rash of illegal dumping.
In North Dakota, booms past and present
In North Dakota, booms past and present
A photographer returns home to examine changes to the landscape.
Hydrocarbon inhalation added to long list of oil & gas perils
Hydrocarbon inhalation added to long list of oil & gas perils
CDC investigates yet another threat for one of the deadliest industries in the nation.
Absurdly high rents in North Dakota, feral chihuahuas, and "meth" candy in Albuquerque.
Discovery: Good ol' tallgrass was formed by good ol' bacteria
Feds enabled oil drillers, others to cheat Fort Berthold tribes
Feds enabled oil drillers, others to cheat Fort Berthold tribes
Tribal corruption and lowball prices have denied an oil-rich North Dakota Indian reservation more than $1 billion in royalties and leases
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The Greening of the Plains
A conservation movement is stirring on the Great Plains, but local farmers are stuck with a harsh reality: It still pays to plow up virgin prairie