The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has been trying for years to figure out how to get taconite mines to reduce the sulfate in their effluent because it damages wild rice. The current effort involves something called Site Specific Standards, and it looks likely that it will have no more success than previous attempts.
Heat pump installers and early adopters in and around Duluth, Minnesota, are demonstrating how the technology can work even in a notoriously cold climate such as northern Minnesota.
Bob King offers infinite reasons for looking up
Northshore Mine in Silver Bay wants to expand its tailings pond; environmental groups are asking for a thorough Environmental Impact Statement.
An Ohio man shares the trials and triumphs of walking the entire North Country Trail.
A poem for the times
Scientists and artists are close observers. Regional artists share how they are inspired by nature, especially by the St. Louis River.
Agate’s Short-short Video series continues with video by Carl Wegener