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The unprecedented drought that’s crippling Montana and North Dakota

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A wildfire burns in the Lolo national forest in Montana in August. The severe drought has served as ideal conditions for continued fires. Photograph: Rion Sanders/AP

It came without warning, and without equivalent. Now a flash drought is fueling fires and hurting the lives of those who work the land

September 7, 2017 — When Rick Kirn planted his 1,000 acres of spring wheat in May, there were no signs of a weather calamity on the horizon. Three months later, when he should have been Continue reading The unprecedented drought that’s crippling Montana and North Dakota

New Pipeline Protest Models Itself On Dakota Access Fight

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Protesters trying to stop a natural gas pipeline in west Texas were arrested on Jan 7 near Marfa. GREG HARMAN

The target this time is the Trans-Pecos Pipeline in west Texas

January 12, 2017 — A new front has opened in the fight against the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The battleground this time is rural west Texas, where a small, yet intense opposition to building the Trans-Pecos Pipeline has gained force in recent days.  Continue reading New Pipeline Protest Models Itself On Dakota Access Fight

Facebook users ‘check in’ to support North Dakota pipeline protests

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A log adorned with colorful decorations remains at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest encampment as construction work continues on the pipeline near the town of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., October 30, 2016. REUTERS/Josh Morgan

More than 4,600 people used Facebook’s location tagging feature to “check in” on Monday afternoon at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation

October 31, 2016 — Thousands of supporters of a Native American tribe and environmental activists fighting construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota turned to social media on Monday in a bid to confuse police who they believe are using it to track the protesters.  Continue reading Facebook users ‘check in’ to support North Dakota pipeline protests