Monthly Archives: January 2015

On this date… January 26, 1700… Washington

Based on records in Japan and ghost forests and sediment cores in Washington, we know that, at around 9pm on this date in the year 1700, the Cascadia earthquake struck the Pacific Northwest, sending a tsunami to Japan, the Philippines, … Continue reading

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Why Cheap Gas Implies Worse Things for the Climate than the Keystone Pipeline

In November, the House of Representatives approved the Keystone XL Pipeline. The Rosebud Sioux, whose land the pipeline would run through, responded by declaring, “We are a sovereign nation…. We will close our reservation borders to Keystone XL. Authorizing Keystone … Continue reading

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On this date… January 9-10, 1879… Nebraska

Originally posted on Memories of the People:
On this date in 1879, in weather even colder than today’s, the long saga of Dull Knife’s (aka Morning Star) band of Cheyenne reached a climax. Three years earlier, in the aftermath of…

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