Water, copper-nickel mining and climate change were the top environmental topics for MPR News in 2014. Concerns about pipelines carrying crude oil, the decline in pollinators and the anniversary of the Wilderness Act that created the BWCA are also on the list. Read more →
Simplicity. That’s what the Boundary Waters has offered many. Read more →
(Prairie Pothole Region outlined in blue. Courtesy U.S. Geological Survey.) Land use in the Prairie Pothole Region of the upper Midwest has been shifting at an extraordinary rate in recent years, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. Land enrolled in the Federal Conservation Reserve Program continues to decline at a rapid Read more →
A robust frog and toad population is a good indicator of the health of our environment but their survival is constantly threatened by weather, habitat loss and disease. Read more →
Dozens of loons have been rescued in northern Wisconsin from roadsides, parking lots and fields, after record spring snowstorms interrupted their migration northward.
At a town hall in Duluth last night, Governor Mark Dayton defended a statement he made last week critical of the EPA, saying “one of the real problems we have with government right now is these overlapping layers of jurisdiction.”
Thick wisps of steam have been rising from the surface of Lake Superior over the last several days of sub-zero temperatures. An explanation of what causes it, and why there’s not more ice, when the temperatures are so cold.
Several weeks in to the inaugural managed hunt seasons in Minnesota and Wisconsin, hunters have killed about 300 wolves; about 200 in Minnesota. But with a much smaller wolf population in Wisconsin, hunters there have killed a higher percentage of the state’s wolves.
There’s still lots of hand work involved in harvesting native prairie plant seeds.
Climate change and human intervention are helping a new frog hop into Minnesota and the Dakotas.