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 face challenges
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.
Researcher crusades for policies to protect water: profile of Dr. Deborah Swackhamer
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.
Diary of an Aquatic Scientist
How an arts-based underwater photography program functions as a platform for student driven scientific inquiry (or) Thirty years after hearing a B-side Iron Maiden song, I finally get it.
Whitetail deer diminish diversity of Minnesota’s northern forests
Hungry deer have changed Minnesota’s landscape dramatically, making it difficult to preserve or restore the original northwoods.
Tribes work harder, gain more influence, on environmental decisions
Over the past few decades, Ojibwe bands have been increasing their ability to work on a broad range of natural resources-related issues.
Environmental Impact Statements: Do they work?
A conversation with Scott Strand, Executive Director of the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy.
PolyMet denies access for wetlands research by U of M scientist
Company proposing Minnesota’s first potential copper mine objects to scientist’s ties to environmental organization.
Horses Haul Logs for Forest Rejuvenation
A landowner near Duluth hires horse loggers to selectively cut aging aspen, fostering the growth of young maples and oaks.