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.
Book celebrates Minnesota peace, justice campaigner.
Over the past few decades, Ojibwe bands have been increasing their ability to work on a broad range of natural resources-related issues.
Phil Cook dedicated his life to understanding asbestos-like fibers.
The St. Louis River is a beautiful place — and an integral part of a complex ecosystem.
Company proposing Minnesota’s first potential copper mine objects to scientist’s ties to environmental organization.