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.
Northshore Mine in Silver Bay wants to expand its tailings pond; environmental groups are asking for a thorough Environmental Impact Statement.
Taking steps to put the St. Louis River on a mercury diet.
Wind turbines are being built in ocean waters off the east and west coasts. But why don’t we see any in the Great Lakes?
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.
“Timber sales are not planned by wildlife managers; they’re assigned from the top down.”
The federal government has approved controversial water quality changes for Minnesota.
A new short film, Oshkigin: Spirit of Fire, shows the traditional controlled burning practices of the Anishinaabe people. These small burns help prevent wildfires from getting out of hand.
“People in the community were grateful we were getting some kind of help, but it turned out to be an epic disaster.”