“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.
“We’ll use these stable isotope fingerprints of mercury to look at what source is being methylated and getting into the fish,” says USGS’s Sarah Janssen.
Researchers are learning about the microplastics in Lake Superior.
Agate commentary and an interview with scientist Jim Almendinger
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.