Last year a 12 by 40-foot likeness of Stan, the Tyrannosaurus Rex whose fossilized bones were found by amateur paleontologist Stan Sacrison in the Hell Creek Formation near Buffalo, South Dakota in 1987, was moved from the lobby of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science to Farmington to make room for Albuquerque's new Bisti Beast exhibit.
A team led by Pete Larson excavated and restored Stan then created models of what some call the world's second-finest T. rex fossil even after a politically motivated acting US Attorney for the District of South Dakota upended local control in 1992 and seized a thunder lizard named Sue from Larson and the Black Hills Institute of Geological Research in Hill City. Larson has just co-authored and published findings from a study of the effects the Chicxulub impact had on the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction and on the Hell Creek Formation near Tanis, North Dakota: A seismically induced onshore surge deposit at the KPg boundary, North Dakota.
Humans are driving Earth's six mass extinction and are only on historian Christopher Lloyd's list of important species that evolved because of anthropogenic climate change.
Attorneys for the Trump Organization will stop at nothing to erase Barack Obama's legacy including accelerating the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, warming Earth's climate and forcing an eventual American Indian rebellion to protect treaty lands.
The Tanis site is found in the Hell Creek Formation, one of the richest deposits of fossils in the world. It's in this same formation, southeast of Tanis, that the T. Rex named Sue was found. It's also where the Keystone XL pipeline is partially routed. But preservation of fossils was rarely addressed. [Bill Janklow's idea of public radio]
Fossils are part of a property’s surface rights says court https://t.co/8bJ6IAwDtM— interested party (@larry_kurtz) May 21, 2020
“Gypsum, a soft non-metallic mineral, almost exclusively forms in sedimentary settings, as seawater is evaporated or as dissolved ions precipitate from groundwater.” https://t.co/6hq6IZsfnx— interested party (@larry_kurtz) March 9, 2020
"In these filings, the Tribes highlight that TransCanada admitted that the Keystone XL pipeline would cross Rosebud mineral estates held in trust by the United States." https://t.co/vo6H28LMjQ— interested party (@larry_kurtz) March 2, 2020