A Mysterious Patch Of Light Shows Up In The North Dakota Dark : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR

While dad was in the Air Force we spent a year in Minot; I can’t imagine how much change had to occur for this comment about the fracking to be true:

I lived in western North Dakota for the second half of 2012 for work. The light pollution is so bad that people get confused and think they are driving towards the sunrise in the early hours of the day.

I think of how peaceful the landscape seemed and of grandpa’s old Army buddy who lived north of base (and his stories of blowing up the outhouse and burning his eyebrows off).  North Dakota, in my memory, is a refuge.  Now it’s on fire.

A Mysterious Patch Of Light Shows Up In The North Dakota Dark : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR

There’s a patch that looks like a big city — but there is no big city in that part of North Dakota. There’s mostly grass. So what are those lights doing there? What is that?… It turns out, yes, that’s not a city. And those lights weren’t there six years ago.

A Mysterious Patch Of Light Shows Up In The North Dakota Dark : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR.

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