Minnesota agency plans to set new rules that critics say will allow degradation in water quality.
The Driftless: the land and humans
Here in the Driftless, it’s a never-ending cycle: surface water infiltrates into the soils and karst, becoming groundwater that quickly flows from nearby springs to become surface water again.
An uncommon home for the Common Tern
People are protecting Common Terns, which aren’t so common in the Midwest.
Minnesota Supreme Court hears arguments over Minntac’s wastewater pollution
“For twenty years, delaying compliance with state water law requirements has been U.S. Steel’s modus operandi,” the MPCA complained in its brief.
Great Lakes Estuaries
Estuaries in the Great Lakes are among the most productive, life-supporting and interesting environments on the planet.
Sprinkling lead on the wild garden
Carrol Henderson calls on fellow hunters to choose non-toxic ammo
Permitting Minnesota’s mines: what can we learn?
A deep dive into the permitting process for the decades-old Northshore mine and the proposed PolyMet mine reveals a lot about the flaws in the system.
Audible underwater worlds
A researcher records sounds under the surface of Minnesota lakes and hopes to learn whether humans are disturbing the lives of the denizens of the deep.
Confronting Great Lakes invaders
Mid-ocean ballast water exchange is working well to keep non-native aquatic organisms from invading the Great Lakes, but scientists are racing to find more secure solutions.
Book review: The Lost Forest
A children’s book explains a Minnesota mystery, with interesting information for adults and captivating artwork.