Maybe — maybe — the moose in Minnesota are the canaries in the coal mine when it comes to our natural environment. Read more →
In our rush to save the planet by switching to non-oil sources of fuel, we might be making some things worse, at least where natural gas is concerned. Read more →
Despite my best attempts with butterfly gardens and milkweed, the grand total number of Monarch butterflies I saw last summer: 1. It was quite a moment. That’s not terribly surprising since conservation experts warned us that the number of Monarchs at their Mexico winter home was quite low. It’s even worse now. This year, the Read more →
A new study from the University of California Berkeley reveals the extent to which your decision on where to live impacts the environment. The researchers found that people in the bigger cities are responsible for less greenhouse gasses, but the suburbs produce more than enough to cancel the cities out, the Los Angeles Times reports.. Read more →
The Minnesota Legislature may soon consider a 10-cent recycling fee for bottles, cans and other beverage containers. What say you? Read more →
Take the tap test, the challenges of finding someone to take the Vikings’ job, from Antarctica with love, Idle No More v. Mall of America, and how violent is Chicago? About as violent as Minneapolis. Read more →
The nose doesn’t lie in South St. Paul/Newport, Gavin’s belt to help battle a tumor, an old man with an older gun, teaching homeless kids, and the case against punting. Read more →
The Woodbury rain gardens are a success, sort of. Read more →
Breaking the government intentionally, is it hot in here, close encounters of the Marshall County kind, the search for the family of a Marine killed on Saipan in WWII, and why old buildings matter. Read more →
If people really knew where the water goes when they flush the toilet, they might be a little more careful about what they throw in it.
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“This is crazy,” the man said as he and a colleague looked at the open pit in our front yard last week before turning to my wife. “I hope you like West Nile Virus,” he said. He was there to move the utility lines that stood in the way of one of 26 fascinating experiments Read more →
Our friend Daniel Alvarez, the man who kayaked from Minnesota to Key West last year, has given us a look at the nation’s biggest rivers that makes us want to turn away. Read more →
Not many projects get underway around Saint Paul without cleaning up the contaminated soil under it. Read more →
Daniel Alvarez is living a life that can make people go chase their dreams.