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.
The light-weight hybrid — especially Toyota’s Prius and Honda’s Civic — remains the popular choice of environmentally-aware car buyers, pushing annual hybrid sales to 345,000 (up 35 percent over 2006) and often leaving customers waiting for months f
Victoria Ranua, a botanist for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, was performing a rather routine plant survey when she discovered a species never before seen in Minnesota: the buttercup pennywort.
This was once the icon image of Minnesota outdoors: a couple gun-totin’ guys showing their quarry of pheasants or a grinning hunter posing with a 10-point whitetail.
When two little-known groups in Washington, D.C., announced recently that pregnant and breastfeeding mothers could safely eat more fish, mercury content aside — more seafood than the federal government and most states recommend — a few eyebrows were
A persistent argument in the ongoing debate over whether to raise Minnesota’s gas tax is that any tax hike would increase prices at a time of spiraling pump prices.