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Earth Journal

Despite uncertainties, investors are betting on renewables

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.

15 questions about natural Minnesota

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.