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Obama golfs while climate burns

Further proof (from the Argus Leader, a newspaper apparently bent on denying the evidence of its own reporting) that climate change is heating up: After suffering through the worst drought in decades last year, farmers throughout South Dakota should brace … Continue reading

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Climate Change & the Sociopolitics of Newspaper Reporting

A couple weeks ago, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader published a lead story entitled “Hint for state‚Äôs climate future: think Kansas,” the gist of which seemed to amount to, “Climate change isn’t so bad! Look, warmer winters!” I then proceeded … Continue reading

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SD getting warmer – it’s a good thing! Or not…

Longer growing seasons! Warmer winters! What could be wrong with global climate change? That’s the overall impression one gets of a recent headline in the Argus Leader, “Hint for state’s climate future: think Kansas“: South Dakota in 2050 will have … Continue reading

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How the West Was Lost

South Dakota weathered the downturn of 2008-2009 better than most areas of the United States. It is well known that agriculture and tourism are driving economic forces in South Dakota. While many may think that the pine beetle is the … Continue reading

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