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July 3, 2012

Cleaner air in Wisconsin and east

EPA, Sierra Club and Dairyland Cooperative make a multi-million dollar deal to cut air emissions.
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June 28, 2012
Carbon exchanges in the burbs

Carbon exchanges in the burbs

U of M study looks at how suburban plants exchange carbon winter and summer
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June 15, 2012
2009: Wolves in winter on Isle Royale.

Isle Royale wolf mystery solved

Researchers found the bodies of three adult wolves dead in an abandoned mine shaft. One was a young female, who could have made the wolves survival possible.
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June 8, 2012
Oil's dirty price in N.D.

Oil's dirty price in N.D.

ProPublica investigates environmental impact of oil and toxic spills in western North Dakota's energy boom.
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June 8, 2012
'Leaping Dragon Fish': A world view of Asian carp

'Leaping Dragon Fish': A world view of Asian carp

Researcher compares carp in the Yangtze and Mississippi rivers. Turns out -- we have more.
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June 7, 2012
Feds probe report of eagle killed by MN wind turbine

Feds probe report of eagle killed by MN wind turbine

If confirmed, it would be the first known death of an eagle at a wind farm in Minnesota.
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May 23, 2012

Toxic pillow cases

Series on flame retardants is lighting up the internet and sending moms to Washington in protest.
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May 22, 2012

Just a little treat....

BBC and David Attenborough deliver a visual feast of the world around us.
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May 4, 2012

The financial efficiencies of biking (and walking)

The short answer: 5.4 percent of transportation funds pay for the 10 percent who bike or walk to work
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May 2, 2012
Big Stone to lose its namesake?

Big Stone to lose its namesake?

County Commissioners approved the construction of a quarry that will turn the famous granite outcrops to aggregate
Local
April 20, 2012

The BP oil spill in 120 seconds

Where does 205 million gallons of oil go if it's not in the Gulf of Mexico?
Local
April 19, 2012
Interesting lives department

Interesting lives department

From Minnetonka to Brazil, Minnesota native blogs from the edge of the rain forest in Brazil.
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April 19, 2012

Changes in leadership for Superior National Forest

National Forest announces new forest supervisor and other changes
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April 6, 2012
Trapping or torture?

Trapping or torture?

A wolf photo and story heats up in the west
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April 5, 2012
How to create the commons

How to create the commons

U researcher says landowners feel personal responsibility to keep water clean, but there is little civic engagement.
Local
April 3, 2012

Wildflower viewing

Just in time for spring, the National Forest Service has issued its wildflower map, including sites in MN.
Local
March 20, 2012
Graphic monarch story

Graphic monarch story

Monarch researcher marries data on the decline of monarchs in Mexico to rise of GMO crops
Local
March 19, 2012
The price of severe weather

The price of severe weather

Environment Minnesota compiled a county by county report on the impact of severe weather in Minnesota
Local
March 1, 2012
At work with the wolves

At work with the wolves

An ecologist blogs from his ring side seat at the dance of survival between wolves and moose on Isle Royale
Local
February 28, 2012

Public can weigh in on Lake Pepin

The analysis of sediment in the Mississippi is done and awaiting public comment
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February 22, 2012

Back to the eagles' nest

The eagles in Decorah, Iowa have produced their first eggs of the season.
Local
February 20, 2012

Open season on Wis. wolves

UW expert says Wis. hunting plan best way to get wolves back on edangered species list and worst way to solve depredation.
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February 16, 2012
Repairing a river

Repairing a river

Radio Tower Bay in Duluth gets a re-do
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February 13, 2012

How's the water clean-up going?

$152 million in clean water spending buys some progress
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February 9, 2012

Pigeons plagued by parasite

the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center found the parasite in MN birds, the first time it's been discovered in pigeons outside Germany.