Minnesota agency plans to set new rules that critics say will allow degradation in water quality.
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.
Geologist Jeff Broberg explores the origins of the Driftless Region
Estuaries in the Great Lakes are among the most productive, life-supporting and interesting environments on the planet.
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.
The life-and-death secrets of mussels.
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.
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.
Learning about a man whose holistic thinking and scientific rigor continue to protect Minnesota’s natural resources decades after his death.
Human policy decisions may pose a more imminent threat to caribou than climate change.