This summer, more than 600 wildfires have consumed more than 2.4 million acres of forest across Alaska. Fires are raging in northern Canada. In Siberia, choking smoke from 13 million acres is blanketing towns and cities.
The disaster in Brazil raised eyebrows among opponents of the PolyMet copper-nickel mine planned near Hoyt Lakes. That’s because the design of the dam in Brumadinho was similar to one PolyMet hopes to use for its project.
In a wide-ranging interview, the DFL governor talked about his support for PolyMet, his skepticism of Glencore, and his questions about Twin Metals, which wants to build a mine just outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
The current procedure takes about two weeks and requires sending tissue samples to Michigan for processing.
Gore was in Minneapolis for three days to train activists in his Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit focused on building political support to address climate change.
Several measures to compensate farmers for buffer land were proposed at the Legislature this year, including a $50-an-acre tax credit endorsed by Gov. Tim Walz. None of the proposals passed.
The study also shows that certain groups of Minnesotans — including people of color, the very young, the very old, and those without adequate access to health care — are disproportionately affected by pollution.
Amid the debate over copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, we asked people at Ely’s annual Blueberry/Arts Festival whether they believe a Twin Metals mine should be built.
Jay Inslee is the second Democratic presidential candidate to take a stance on Enbridge’s Line 3, a $2.6 billion project that would travel 337 miles across Minnesota.
Since February, Rep. Pete Stauber has been pushing a bill that would switch all reservations in the BWCA back to a lottery system — clashing with the Trump administration in the process.
An increasing number of influential office holders and thinkers are calling for policies that go far beyond tinkering. To overhaul our energy system and preserve threatened ecosystems, they recognize that we must aggressively disrupt the status quo.
In a major shift, Twin Metals says it plans to store much of the waste from its proposed mine using the “dry stack” method, an emerging technology that some argue is a better strategy for preventing water pollution.
Keeping track of Minnesota’s state bird requires the efforts of a network of hundreds of volunteers.
In some Corn Belt states, such as Indiana and Illinois, climate change is shaving up to 8% off of annual corn yields. At the same time, it has boosted annual yields in Iowa and Minnesota by approximately 2.8%.
While the auditor’s findings could spark legislative action, the office is “not reviewing whether PolyMet should occur or not.”
Groundbreaking for a new Wakan Tipi Center, a gathering space to educate visitors about the history of the area, is set for this fall.
Post-It notes? Lawn signs? Bottle caps of all kinds? Your guide to recycling’s edge cases.
McCollum is chair of the House Interior-Environment Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds everything from the EPA to Indian Affairs to the National Endowment for Arts.
Glencore brings a hefty bankroll, a wealth of experience in the field — and a history of labor issues and pollution problems.
A principal researcher says he worries about commercial beekeepers, not their honeybees, disappearing if trends continue.