Environment

Deer In Winter by Scott Herrly

"Deerland," a thoughtful exploration of white-tailed deer and their impact on our world

Did you know there are 30 million deer in America today, 100 times more than a century ago? On the eve of deer opener, Buck talked with Al Cambronne, author of "Deerland," about the significant impact the deer has had on our environment, the huge hunting industry, and much more. 


The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg -Photo by Ken Lewis via Flickr

LSProject: Adapting, A Year Later

A year ago on the Lake Superior Project, we spoke with several people around the lake—environmental advocates, policy makers, residents, and others—about climate change.


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Dr. John Smol, one of the world's top Arctic researchers, on learning about climate change from lake sediment samples

Buck spoke Oct. 24 with Prof. John Smol of Queen's University in Ontario about his work in paleolimnology, or the study of lake sediment to study environmental changes, especially climate change. Dr. Smol was recently named by Canadian Geographic magazine as one of the top Canadians making a difference in Canada and the world.


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Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar, earth sciences researcher, has found very old water in the Earth's crust

Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar of the University of Toronto was recently named by Canadian Geographic as someone making a significant difference in Canada and the world for her work in discovering and analyzing ancient water in the Earth's crust. She joined Buck Oct. 18 to talk about the discovery, and its significance, including what it might mean for the possibility of water and life on other planets.


Zodiacal Light (Luis Argerich/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Mars, stars & zodiacal light

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


Autumn has arrived...! (Photo by Bryan Hansel)

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: October 4

Border country offers a “Boozhoo” (welcome) to October. September ended on a stunning note throughout the Gunflint corridor.


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Dream of Wild Health saves seeds traditionally cultivated by Native American communities

Diane Wilson is executive director of Dream of Wild Health, a St. Paul nonprofit working to collect and save seeds once cultivated by Indian communities and, in the process, improve health and teach young people about food and well-being. Buck spoke with her Oct. 4 about what they do and why it's important to Native American health.


There is so much to see in the night & daytime skies in the next few weeks (Bill Dickinson/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Comets & constellations dominate the late Sept. sky

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


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Marlene Zuk on "Paleofantasy," her new book about what evolution really tells us

Dick Swanson talked Sept. 6 with Dr. Marlene Zuk, professor of ecology, evolution & behavior at the U of Minn., about her recent book, "Paleofantasy: What evolution really tells us about sex, diet, and how we live." The book addresses the belief that humans were at some point much healthier and more environmentally acclimated that we are today, shows how & why we're different from our ancestors, and lots more. A can't-put-it-down read, especially if you like science.


There's a lot to see in the night & daytime skies in mid-September (Photo Fiddler/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Harvest Moon, Waning Daylight & More In Mid-Sept.

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.