We have only about six weeks or so until wildfire season starts in northern Minnesota; if the experience of the last two years — the two worst fires in the region since the 1800s — are a prelude, there could be some big blazes this spring and summer
A new report showing impressive energy savings and environmental improvement by recycling rather than burying beverage containers and paper products in landfills has prompted the launch of three public campaigns to urge Minnesotans to do better than
“Cap and trade” legislation that’s seen as key in meeting goals in Minnesota’s landmark 2007 carbon-emissions law is wilting in the Legislature like an Arctic glacier beset by global warming. Read more… By Rob Way
A 25-year-old ban on loaded firearms in national parks, including Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, is in the crosshairs of the U.S. Department of the Interior and 51 senators, including Minnesota’s Norm Coleman. Read more…
While daylight saving time (which starts Sunday at 2 a.m.) is popular as an extension of light so that summer days may be more fully enjoyed, the rite of adjusting clocks in spring and fall was mostly influenced by energy savings.
Tournament snowstorms: Fact or fiction? By Dave Dahl
A recent decision by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to allow large “platform” docks in public waters fronting Minnesota lake cabins has brought on a lot more than a chorus of concern that room-size docks would change the aesthetics and bi
Now that Minnesota’s gas tax is increasing, will it mean higher pump prices for consumers as Gov.
Minnesotans who can tell a dandelion from a lilac or even a Western serviceberry from a Kinnikinnick can participate in a national study designed to help document climate change.
Recent headlines about Clorox’s purchase of the environmentally friendly company Burt’s Bees, which makes lip balm, lotions and soaps, illustrate economic trends in the organic/natural product industry.
Eyewitness News meteorologist Dave Dahl talks about our fascination with the moon.
Is Gov. Tim Pawlenty backing off his calls for “bold initiatives” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s proposed Vermilion State Park just got a lot more expensive, raising further doubts that the state’s first park in 30 years can win legislative approval.
There was a time, 50 years ago, when every farm — every farm — had a corn crib. And a windmill. And a weathervane. And a ditch full of junk. And a bunch of other stuff you don’t see much of anymore.Except for burn barrels or fire pits.
Wind chill’s effect on your car
By Dave Dahl
What a difference a decade makes. Back then, “only a few around here seemed to care,” said state Sen. Ellen Anderson, but now legislators ask to carry environment and energy bills. The St.
Most pheasant hunters in Minnesota will need to replenish their shell bags and game vests with nontoxic shot in the next three years if a new proposal by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) becomes law.The DNR is seeking a ban on lead shotgun
Recently we’ve had some pretty big swings in temperatures. Cooler than average water temperature in the tropical Pacific signifies a year with “La Nina.” So why is that important to all of us?
And now, it seems, toxins are leaching from plastic baby bottles into the infant’s formula. In the latest assault on plastics widely used in consumer products, a coalition of advocacy groups says that heating plastic baby bottles releases harmful
While Gov. Tim Pawlenty was in sunny Arizona last week repeating an energy speech calling on states for “bold, innovative initiatives” in climate change policy, back in blustery St.