The mysteries of ice formation and melting are revealed.
Trying (again) to tackle mercury in the St. Louis River
Taking steps to put the St. Louis River on a mercury diet.
Getting to know Wolves
Recent research reveals more about the lives of wolves on the Fond du Lac Chippewa Reservation and in Voyageurs National Park.
Interest grows in native “rough fish”
Recent research on some of Minnesota’s native fishes pinpoints astonishing longevity and an important role in ecosystems.
Bat Gadgetry: High-Tech Solutions to a Deadly Problem
A deadly fungus is threatening bats across the continent and it’s pushed several species towards extinction. But some scientists are hopeful they’ve found a solution: a “bug buffet.”
Minnesota wildfire outlook
Many factors play into the risk of wildfires; an outlook for this season, and why Duluth is uniquely vulnerable.
Living with Aquatic Invaders
Scientists have learned a lot about aquatic invasive species, and experts now say the appearance of an exotic species in a body of water doesn’t necessarily mean the end of life as we know it.
Quirky plants on Lake Superior’s rugged shore
Of Icicles and Ice Sheets
I’ve come to a place where the boundaries—between ice and vapor, between glacial moraines and muddy paths in the woods, between icicles and ice sheets, between the past, the present, and the future—are all boundaries that can sublimate away, leaving behind only awe, and hope, and spring.
Good Nature Books
A short list of recent books about nature.