To most power customers, the question of consequence in the midst of a power outage is when the lights, the refrigerator and the TV will be back on. Not what caused the outage. But lots of the time, the answer to that question is squirrels.
As the federal government prepares to cut wolves from the Endangered Species Act again, the debate over wolf hunting in Minnesota is emerging anew.
The walks aren’t focused on the act of walking exactly, but more on observing and interacting with nature.
The 10,000 residents of Reserve, Louisiana, have a pollution-driven cancer risk 50 times the U.S. average, and little reason to think the EPA will help them.
The measure would put new restrictions on certain waste storage dams for future copper-nickel mines in Minnesota.
Critics say the program has disproportionately benefited business and governments — at the expense of the average energy customer.
Democrats in the House may be aligned with Gov. Tim Walz’s administration on many environmental issues. But they have split with Walz on studying the karst and Pineland Sands regions.
Contrary to what you may have heard, Minnesota’s Environmental Quality Board requires full environmental impact statements for only a handful of projects each year.
Scientists caution that weakening the Migratory Bird Treaty Act imperils many types of birds that are endangered or declining in numbers, and it also eliminates an important source of wetlands restoration funding: penalties paid by violators.
The DFL and GOP have allocated differing amounts to a program that gives grants to Minnesota schools looking to install solar arrays.
Bills related to mining tend to divide lawmakers in ways other environmental proposals don’t.
Proponents of renewable energy say the project will invigorate their Green County town and help the environment; others fear property values and health will decline.
Arctic temperatures have risen more than twice as much as the Northern Hemisphere overall — in winter, nearly three times as much.
The environmental budget proposal isn’t born out of frustration with how state agencies are performing, said Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, who chairs the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee.
A pair of fungi are implicated in 501 species declines, exceeding the havoc caused by rats — and house cats.
One local effort meant to reduce bird collisions, Lights Out, asks building owners to turn off unnecessary lights from midnight to dawn during two key migration periods.
The idea for the dumpster bill is to provide a convenient way for hunters to butcher their deer and dispose of the carcass in manner that will lower the risk of spreading prions, the abnormal and self-replicating proteins believed to cause CWD.
Birds, especially ducks, were a favorite subject.
Andrew Reeves’ “Overrun” demonstrates convincingly how this crisis, decades in the making, was no unforeseeable convergence of accidents and errors.
Prairie Island sits next to one of Minnesota’s two nuclear plants, yet the tribe has never benefited from money paid to the state by Xcel for storing radioactive waste there.