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.
John Helland may be Minnesota’s most prolific environmental writer — yet you may have not read a single sentence of his.Helland retired recently from the Minnesota Legislature, where he had a hand in writing every major (and most of the minor) piec
Don’t worry — it’s not time yet to put away those sleds and skis as more snow is likely on its way.
By Dave Dahl
The insatiable thirst of corn ethanol plants springing up in Minnesota’s countryside has state officials and a few key legislators wondering about the effects on ground water supplies in areas where there’s scant information about the resource.
This is not your grandmother’s garden: A scientist at the University of Minnesota, working with a multi-national team, has discovered a more environmentally friendly way to grow filaments for electronic devices.
Every year, it seems that when a little bit of snow falls, Minnesota drivers forget how to drive. But there’s quite a bit more to it than that — when the temperatures are just right, it almost always leads to a traffic mess.
State Sen. Tom Bakk knows parks.
The average customer might not notice, but there is something different about the newly opened Red Stag Supper Club in Minneapolis, and it’s not the broiled ling cod with roasted grape and caramelized fennel porridge.
The British Journal of Medicine is the latest to say that the popular belief that adults need to six to eight glasses of water daily is firmly rooted in myth.
An ongoing shortage and high costs of a key beer component have brewers around Minnesota very unhoppy.
Several factors, including poor weather-related global harvests, fewer farmers growing hops and a large warehouse fire, have shot hop prices to r
One consequence of Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s proposal to add an expensive new state park near Tower, Minn., is that his administration’s lack of support for state parks and trails has drawn some unwanted scrutiny.
Coming off a remarkably successful 2007 legislative session, the Minnesota Environmental Partnership (MEP) is raising the ante with a new lineup of legislative proposals that would go far in restoring Minnesota’s traditional leadership in resources
According to recent news reports, Twin Cities’ cat lovers are objecting to local rules requiring cats to be leashed or otherwise controlled when outside, citing what they say is tabby’s natural desire to be free of household confinement.
But the o
Following a report that vinyl PVC plastics in children’s products posed a health risk, Sears Holdings has announced that it will join other retail giants Target, WalMart and Microsoft in phasing out the plastic that’s widely used in toys and packagi
Environmentalists have been saying for years that we’ve all got to do our part to slow global warming.
Worried about the safety of toys you might be buying this Christmas?
Ever since the mid 1800s when gold prospectors saw their compasses spin as they stood atop broad ore bodies that would become Minnesota’s famous Iron Range, mining has been seen as the region’s economic backbone.
The word “locavore,” which at first listen sounds like the name of a prescription drug, is the New Oxford American Dictionary 2007 word of the year.
Canada lynx living in Minnesota — or at least paying a visit from time to time — got some good news this week.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reversed a controversial ruling on habitat protection for the cat.
Sometime soon, the price of a barrel of sweet light crude oil will hit $100.