Environment

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Why is Antarctic ice growing if the planet is warming? Scientist from Nat'l. Snow & Ice Data Center explains

Walt Meier, research scientist at the National Snow & Ice Data Center at the U of CO, Boulder, joined Buck Oct. 12 to help explain how it is that ice cover in Antarctica is growing, even as Arctic ice is melting and the planet is warming.


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Otters make art! Otter keeper at the Great Lakes Aquarium tells how

Otters are painting at the Great Lakes Aquarium! Bob chatted recently with Tara Lieberg, otter keeper at the aquarium in Duluth, about how the otters, Zhoosh & Anang, are making art with childrens' finger paints. Their paintings are for sale at the aquarium and online.


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Nosey Rosey October 12

Nosey Rosey takes over for Wildersmith on the Gunflint this week, and she's been busy!


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Points North: Closing of the Beaver House marks end of an era in Grand Marais

In Minnesota, many small towns define their greatness with cartoon monuments. Mythical logger Paul Bunyan looms over a couple of towns. Elsewhere, you can saddle up and ride a leaping walleye.


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LSProject: Changing Climate, Changing Forest - Part II

There are a lot of ways climate change stands to affect Lake Superior. There's the reduction in ice cover, rising lake temperatures, the increase in storminess and declining water levels.


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Dr. Seth Moore: No fall wolf hunt at Grand Portage

Dr. Seth Moore is Director of Biology and Environment with the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 


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Out There: Oliver

Out There is a monthly segment from WTIP volunteer and commentator Shelby Gonzalez.


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Northern Sky: Regulus, Antaries & the October moon

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.In this first part of October, you can check out a waning crescent moon west of Regu


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Wildersmith October 5

Wow, the sights, sounds and scents of fall on the Gunflint have peaked like none such in recent memory.


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Points North: The Brook Trout’s Revenge

They say you shouldn’t drink the water when traveling south of the border, because you might be afflicted with an unflattering ailment known as Montezuma’s Revenge.