U.S. Geological Survey offers answers to frequently asked questions about the Bakken Formation Will the oil gushing from the Bakken Formation in western North Dakota someday free the United States from dependence on foreign oil? Just how much oil is out there? Does the Bakken contain more oil than Saudi Arabia?
As Fargo-Moorhead watches floodwaters subside after the crest of the third major flood in as many years, residents naturally wonder: When will the weather finally turn dry? Even the experts don’t know when the Red River Valley’s relentless wet cycle will end.
Ash clouds from Iceland's spewing volcano disrupted air traffic across Europe today as authorities closed air space over Britain, Ireland and the Nordic countries. Tens of thousands of passengers were stranded as flights were canceled and it was not clear when it would be safe enough to fly again.
UPDATED 5:48 P.M. Soldiers and civilians used shovels and their bare hands to dig through collapsed buildings in search of survivors after strong earthquakes struck a mountainous Tibetan region of China on Wednesday, killing at least 589 people and injuring more than 10,000.
The damage appeared worst in the Kurdish village of Okcular, which was almost razed to the ground. At least 15 of the village’s 900 residents were killed. The pre-dawn earthquake caught many residents as they slept, shaking the area’s poorly made buildings into piles of rubble.
Burhan Ozbilici and Suzan Fraser
, March 08, 2010
A new federal law allowing guns in national parks will have a limited impact in Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota. The new law takes effect Monday. It allows people who can legally possess firearms under federal, state and local laws to possess them in Voyageurs National Park, but there’s a catch. It makes possession of firearms in national parks subject to the firearms laws of the states where the parks are located.
Increasing the discharge of water from Devils Lake into the Sheyenne River could raise sulfate levels high enough that Fargo might eventually need to install $45 million in water treatment equipment, city officials said this week. Sulfates are a natural laxative and can cause diarrhea in people not used to high levels in their water, officials said.
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