Map of recent quakes that are occurring in both the United States and around the world. The data is from the United States Geological Survey's (USGS). Earthquake information is extracted from a merged catalog of earthquakes located by the USGS and contributing networks. Earthquake data will be available within a few minutes for California events, and within 30-minutes for worldwide events.
This map displays the forecasted wind speeds over the next 72 hours across the Continental United States. Wind Speed is the expected sustained 10-meter sustained wind speed (in knots) for the indicated hour. Wind speed forecasts are valid at the top of the indicated hour. Data are updated hourly from the National Digital Forecast Database produced by the National Weather Service.
Eastern larch beetles, a tiny bug native to Minnesota, have killed or damaged more than a quarter million acres of tamarack trees in the state. Scientists who studied the bug say the population is growing exponentially because longer, warmer summers now allow them to produce two generations a year, and warmer winters mean more of them survive to reproduce the next year.
This year the Midwest's biggest performing arts festival will host 167 shows at 17 venues from Aug. 3-13 — in all, 850 live performances in 11 days. Click on a venue to get more information. The red icon marks "Fringe Central," the official post-show hangout from Aug. 3 through Aug. 12 at Grumpy's Bar & Grill. Day passes also can be purchased there on weekdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and weekends 11 a.m.-1 p.m. so you can skip lines at festival venues.
Minnesota is part way through the biggest environmental clean-up it's ever conducted, a St. Louis River restoration funded largely by the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and the Minnesota Clean Water, Land and Legacy funds. The St. Louis River Area of Concern is one of 43 hot spots in the United States and Canada receiving special funding and attention because of the critical role it plays as the incubator for aquatic life in western Lake Superior. Now, however, the Great Lakes initiative is at risk because of budget cuts proposed by the Trump Administration.
The FBI and Congress are investigating possible coordination between people associated with the Trump campaign and Russian authorities during the 2016 election. Here are some of the people who have been drawn into the investigation:
Across the state, more than 1,500 miles of bike trails — some paved, some natural, all off highway — line abandoned railroad beds and cross public lands. Then there are the many bike trails in the metro-area. We have some of the best urban bike options in the country. Pedal one for a close-up experience of Minnesota's many unique landscapes.
Researchers at Mayo Clinic are studying hypothermia to induce torpor, a hibernation-like state, in astronauts to address challenges of a manned mission to Mars. Placing astronauts in torpor at intervals could reduce the weight of their spacecraft and the amount of power needed. It also could address psychological and physical risks of deep space travel.
Drivers making their way around the metro have already encountered road work and lane closures this spring, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation has officially kicked off the 2017 construction season.
Major projects such as the $46 million resurfacing I-94 and fixing more than 50 bridges between Brooklyn Center and downtown Minneapolis have already started. That project, which will have traffic share one side of the Lowry Hill Tunnel starting next month, is among the projects on this season's schedule.
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