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Amid Minnesota's measles outbreak, opponents of vaccines step up efforts
Kimball school’s playground gets a facelift
MCTEA ‘a great fit’ for Mitchell School District
How Powerball manipulated the odds to make another massive jackpot
LOST ITALIAN: Garden-fresh veggies inspire salad
Google's newest Android operating system gets its official name: Oreo
Macy's to restructure merchandising unit, cut 100 jobs
Move over Ticketmaster: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.
Google is said to work on news product competing with Snapchat
Americans keep crushing it with their 401(k)s
SD ag, fishing officials update water issue
Officials seek trucking help for donated drought-relief hay
Seeing red: Take a trip to Wisconsin's cranberry marshes
Ag credit counselor, mediator say new lending rules hit hard
Schlecht: Wait for the rain to come
First Mitchell Quarterback Club of the season set for today
Area prep volleyball roundup: Jaguars outlast Bearcats
Young Golden Eagles looking to build
Opening-night thriller: No. 3 Mitchell rallies to edge No. 4 Aberdeen in five sets
Kernels sweep RC Central, Vermillion
Award-winning ‘Over the Ocean’ is first-rate read
KIRK: Gratitude for the little country things
Fulton sisters celebrate 10 years of bow rehairing, restoration business
ACT’s ‘Mary Poppins’ wows audiences with vocals, dance scenes
Saddle making: Hobby turned full-time career
John A. Fillaus
Harold W. Bietz
BANDA: From Parmesan to Gruyere to ricotta, here are ways to eat and appreciate this palate pleaser
Keillor: Never been here before
LETTER: Dismayed with SD officials' response to Trump
THUNE: There's nowhere else I'd rather be
MERCER: Time to revisit state laws on open records
Wiltz: Adventures at Isle Royale National Park
South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study
Wiltz: Good outdoorsmen have to be on their game
South Dakota researcher study fish density
Wiltz: Chasing the thrill of hunting boars
James and Karen Geppert
October 29, 2015
$4.2M grant to be used to study climate change
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The National Science Foundation has awarded a $4.2 million grant to research how climate change affects river systems in the U.S. and Mongolia. Half of the money from the five-year grant will support work at the University of Kansas, where ecology and...
October 29, 2015 - 9:24pm
October 28, 2015
SD congressional delegation fights Clean Power Plan
The South Dakota congressional delegation is lining up in opposition to the recently finalized Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan is President Barack Obama's collaborative effort with the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce carbon pollution in the United States by about...
October 28, 2015 - 5:24pm
September 11, 2015
Scientists confirm there's enough fossil fuel on Earth to entirely melt Antarctica
The frozen continent at the bottom of the world has been the subject of increasing concern as rising temperatures cause more ice to melt every year. This is worrying because the massive amount of ice contained in the Antarctic ice sheet has the potential to cause global sea levels...
September 11, 2015 - 2:53pm
August 30, 2015
Earth is on track to lose an India-sized chunk of its tropical forests by mid-century
Tropical forests face a lot of threats, particularly from the logging and agriculture industries. Their continued disappearance from the face of the Earth is therefore no great news — but new research suggests that they may be disappearing even faster than we thought. And that could...
August 30, 2015 - 12:20pm
August 27, 2015
Ice-deprived walruses are again huddled on the Alaskan coast
Only days before President Obama travels to the Alaskan Arctic on Monday to focus attention on climate change, one of the effects of global warming is again apparent: Hordes of walruses are scrambling onto the Alaskan shoreline, because the Chukchi Sea ice floes where they would normally...
August 27, 2015 - 3:19pm
August 9, 2015
Forest Service says most of its budget could go to fighting wildfires by 2025
As 14 large fires rage across California, the U.S. Forest Service is sounding an alarm about the exploding cost of protecting people and property from a growing wildfire threat. In a report to be released Wednesday, the agency says that while it spent 16 percent of its total budget...
August 9, 2015 - 10:25pm
August 7, 2015
From the Mississippi to the Ganges, river deltas are in major trouble
A river delta is, by definition, a place in flux — coastal land naturally sinks, and is naturally rebuilt by the flow of a vast river that...
August 7, 2015 - 3:19pm
August 5, 2015
WITH VIDEO: Obama unveils tougher climate change plan
Solar and wind energy in the United States is likely to have a secure future thanks to President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon emissions...
August 5, 2015 - 10:07am
VIDEO: Obama's climate change plan shows U.S. can change world
August 5, 2015 - 10:02am
June 30, 2015
VIDEO: Robert Redford calls for global action on climate change
June 30, 2015 - 5:43pm
June 29, 2015
OPINION: Climate change will displace millions; Let them move to countries that caused the problem
Toward the end of this century, if current trends are not reversed, large parts of Bangladesh, the Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, Egypt and Vietnam, among other countries, will be under water. Some small island nations, such as Kiribati and the Marshall Islands, will be close to...
June 29, 2015 - 10:58am
June 22, 2015
Looking to beat back encroaching desert, Chile preserves forests
SANTIAGO - As part of efforts to counteract desertification and erosion brought about by climate change, Chile will invest $250 million to plant vast tracks of native forest, the national forestry agency said on Friday. Home to the Atacama desert, the world's driest, Chile will...
June 22, 2015 - 10:13am
June 16, 2015
Pope blasts global warming deniers, calls for reduced consumption of fossil fuels
A draft of a major environmental document by Pope Francis says "the bulk of global warming" is caused by human activity and calls on people — especially the world's rich — to take steps to mitigate the damage by reducing consumption and reliance on fossil fuels. In words likely...
June 16, 2015 - 3:39pm
June 9, 2015
Appeals court tosses suits challenging climate change plan
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a pair of high-profile lawsuits challenging the Obama administration's sweeping plan to address climate change, saying it's too early to challenge a proposed rule that isn't yet final. The ruling from the U.S. Court...
June 9, 2015 - 1:21pm
June 5, 2015
Trouble looms as warmer oceans push marine life toward the poles
Rising sea temperatures attributed to global climate change could drive many marine creatures away from the equator, but their move toward the...
June 5, 2015 - 2:52pm