Environmental coverage

  • Updated: January 28, 2014 - 1:25 PM

Questions raised on key data for PolyMet mine

By Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune January 24, 2014, 03:53 AM

New info on river flow could delay environmental review for months.

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Quarantine: A first in Minnesota's fight vs. spread of gypsy moths

By Tom Meersman, Star Tribune January 23, 2014, 10:49 PM

A proposed quarantine in northeastern Minnesota would help keep the invasive species from infecting woods statewide.

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More Twin Cities suburbs are growing sweet on bees

By Kelly Smith, Star Tribune January 21, 2014, 07:49 AM

As buzz builds over the popular hobby and the dramatic worldwide die-off of bees, more than two doz­en met­ro-area cit­ies, including Minnetonka, Bloomington and Stillwater, are allowing back-yard beekeeping.

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10-cent bottle fee: Good for environment or consumer nuisance?

By JOSEPHINE MARCOTTY, Star Tribune January 14, 2014, 02:08 PM

Lawmakers say Minnesota is overdue to raise recycling rates; a 10-cent drink container deposit is one possible solution.

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Minneapolis UCC church installs solar panels as social statement

By Josephine Marcotty  , Star Tribune January 03, 2014, 09:55 AM

The Mayflower United Church of Christ flipped the switch on one of the largest solar arrays in Minneapolis as a brazen and public strike against climate change.

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Wasps winning war in bug vs. bug battle

By Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune December 11, 2013, 11:49 PM

Stingless wasps, the natural ash borer predator that were introduced in three sites in Minnesota two years ago, are reproducing, spreading, and killing ash borers, the state Agriculture Department reports.

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