Recent content from Mark Boswell
Scientists at the U say a warming climate and shifts in precipitation threaten Minnesota's forests by altering the ability of the state's ecosystems to support tree life. According to their forecasts, Minnesotans can expect more prairie and less forest in coming decades.
Three die-hard families share their favorite attractions and some of the secrets behind their fair-day fun.
Measles exposures were reported at public places in south- eastern Minnesota, and locations in Wisconsin and Iowa.
New technologies are giving law enforcement in Minnesota and across the country broad access to data on criminals and everyday citizens alike.
The two cities are finalizing their 2017 budgets, but city taxes make up a small share of a homeowners' total obligation for services.
Read the story: State-subsidized Giants Ridge ski resort leaves trail of red ink.
The oil and gas industry has been revolutionized in the last decade by a technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or hydro-fracking, or simply "fracking."
As prices for key agricultural products have soared, so have farmers' incomes and the value of their land. But at least one indicator, the ratio between the purchase price of land and what it rents for, suggests that the prices may be getting too high. Here's a look at various indicators of how these trends have influenced each other.
Water is needed in vast amounts to keep the animals and plants thriving at the Minnesota Zoo. It starts in aquifers deep under Apple Valley and ends with Allan Maguire who adds a dash of "Instant Ocean," turns the crank and -- presto -- makes a home where exotic ocean fish and mammals thrive.
Home sweet home? Experts speculate how Minnesota homes will adapt to our changing world.
What exactly is being "green?" And if it's so good, why aren't we doing more of it? Here's how we all can live greener -- and why we should.
SOURCES: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; Minnesota Energy Office; "The Environment Equation," by Alex Shimo-Barry; Alliance for Sustainability; National Geographic Green Guide; Living Green Expo; greenguardian.org; Consumer Reports; reduce.org.
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