The American Great Plains rival the Serengeti
, according to National Geographic, but unlike in apparently more progressive Africa, the USA never protected the plains on a large scale
. Now private interests under the The American Prairie Foundation
are buying up land in Montana hoping to create
a multi-million acre preserve that would be the largest privately funded conservation land venture on the planet, bigger than Yellowstone National Park, that one day may see the return of great migrating herds of bison, pronghorn antelope, deer and elk. Not all Montana ranchers
are happy with the new Serengeti neighbor.
posted by stbalbach
on Aug 21, 2010 -
"The Cheyenne River Reservation located in the State of South Dakota
, homeland of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, is currently facing an emergency situation due to an ice storm that crippled the electrical and water infrastructure. Though the ice storm has passed, the water and power system remains challenged and several Reservation communities have been without power for over ten (10) days. Moreover, a bitterly cold weather system is expected to come in by Sunday evening." [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix
on Feb 10, 2010 -
Lie Down for America
, by Thomas Frank. "'How can anyone who has ever worked for someone else vote Republican?' she asked. How could so many people get it so wrong?"
posted by semmi
on Oct 18, 2004 -