Key players in passage and uses of early environmental legislation are interviewed as part of an oral history project.
In the early 1970s, Minnesota legislators put key environmental protections into law. An oral history project aims to recall how the bills were passed with wide margins, and how effective the laws have been.
Minnesota adjusts a formula designed to protect wild rice waters from sulfate pollution.
Ecologist John Pastor poses and answers fascinating questions about North Woods ecosystems.
Community solar is growing fast in Minnesota, but not so fast in the rest of the region. Clean energy advocates say Duluth-based Minnesota Power’s proposal for a pilot community solar garden is too timid.
As the federal government investigates whether it should take away Minnesota’s authority to regulate industry, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it has put most mining permit activities “on pause.”
Efforts to restore wild rice in the St. Louis River estuary face potential challenges from carp, Canada geese, and sulfate pollution from upstream taconite mines.
As a graduate student, Deborah Swackhamer made important discoveries about toxic chemicals polluting the Great Lakes; as a researcher she endured a grueling industry investigation; as a public scientist she showed how to make Minnesota’s lakes and rivers cleaner. In retirement she continues her lifelong quest to improve water quality.
Poets and visual artists contemplate Lake Superior.
A critic of the proposed PolyMet mine in Minnesota compares the project to the Flambeau mine, which operated in Wisconsin in the 1990s.