Getting rid of buckthorn is far less work than most of us have come to believe, says landscape restorer Cheryl Culbreth.
With as many as 18,000 households now signed up, our region has become a national leader in community-supported agriculture.
In the new issue of Momentum, a broad range of big thinkers give answers that often challenge conventional thinking on the biggest environmental issues of the day.
The fashion nowadays is to question how much more regulation we really need after all the cleanup that’s been done under the landmark laws of the early 1970s, but much work remains.
In this week’s Earth Journal: a video that shows 130 years of global warming in 30 seconds, a wind farm that puts the turbines underground, and the “water footprint” of agriculture in Mississippi River valley.
In the early 1970s, the fledgling EPA paid top photographers to document the nation’s environmental riches and challenges. After 40 years, more than 15,000 of the images are now online — including more than 500 from Minnesota.
It’s easy to get official advice about choosing a clean-burning woodstove or selecting the best logs — but perfect fuel and equipment can’t overcome the built-in flaws of traditional firebuilding techniques.
The latest map from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows every Minnesota county experiencing drought to some degree. Maps from a new satellite-based project present a very different picture.
In every other season, laying up fuel for the fireplace is a sweaty, dirty chain of chores. But in winter it’s a most satisfying way of being in the woods.
Like lots of Minnesotans, I’ve grown fond of this funky old ferry. But the Badger’s charms don’t merit a permanent exemption from water-pollution rules.
In gauging energy trends, I give a lot of weight to the actions of investors. They’re professional gamblers, after all, and if their judgments are wrong, they either lose their own money or have to answer to somebody else.
How many lakes are there, really, in Minnesota? Which is making a better comeback from near-extinction, timber wolves or trumpeter swans? Try your hand at a pop quiz.
An interesting new report details ways in which American cities are using “green infrastructure” like rooftop plantings, boulevard trees and rain gardens not only to reduce polluted runoff but to beautify the urban landscape.
So much to get done before rough weather and the holiday swirl — including, perhaps, one last road trip before the roads ice over. The chores will wait.
Fukushima may spell the beginning of the end of nuclear power in this country because it will galvanize local opposition anywhere and everywhere a new plant is proposed.
Why will Americans pay good money for mileage-boosting gizmos that obviously don’t work, but ignore the proven and cost-free ways to go farther on a tank of $3.50 gasoline?
Conserved land may provide farmers with an income, if the grasses planted as cover could be harvested for advanced biofuels production.
With its near-sacred position in northern Minnesota’s culture and economy, iron mining has gotten a relative pass from environmentalists over the years.
The need to be in wilderness, or its approximation, from time to time is built into the human genome, and so is the need for something like exploration.
An old saying has it that you never enter the same river twice. The same is true of islands and of lakes — especially the greatest lake, Superior.