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Is this the end of the controversial Boundary Waters mine leases?
Conservation groups are cheering Biden's decision against a proposed mine near America’s most visited wilderness.
Yes, Cincinnati has a subway system. No, you can’t use it.
Even 100 years after its construction, ideas for putting it to use keep popping up.
Hurricane-force winds broke a single-day record while smashing the Midwest’s power grid
Climate change-induced heat waves in the Great Plains might be at play.
The biggest ancient city you’ve probably never heard of is in Illinois
The Cahokia Mounds offer a glimpse of one of the Americas' most powerful societies.
Bison have returned to the Great Plains. Now what?
A rift among Indigenous and non-Indigenous ranchers illustrates the struggles of reintroducing buffalo in modern landscapes.
A spiky flea could ruin Midwestern ecosystems and kill native fish
Anglers and boaters may be fueling the spread of invasive spiny water flea from the Great Lakes—but they can help beat it back, too.
Oklahoma floods are poisoning tribal lands
A decades-old Superfund site poses new threats to displaced communities.
Glimpse the gold mine where scientists are searching for dark matter
An elaborate camera trap, buried a mile below the Black Hills of South Dakota, could reveal the makeup of the universe.
Flying over mountains isn’t as scary (or hard) as you might think
A pilot details her return to the high-country skies.
This photographer chases the Midwest’s most dramatic storms. Here are some of his favorite shots.
Eric Meola went from shooting rock-album art to documenting the hidden beauty of the great American plains.