Environment

A full moon over Lake Superior

Northern Sky: A Real Smorgasbord of Splendors

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


Canoe Lineup, Gunflint Canoe Races 2012

Wildersmith July 27

One can hardly believe that by the next time we meet on the radio, July will have been chalked up to the record books.


"Not so long ago, deer stands were simple platforms built in trees..."

Points North: Wolf Bait, Popple Palaces and an Ugly Truth

News from the Minnesota DNR last week included the revelation that some deer hunters will be able to use bait while they are hunting in November. Wolf bait, that is.


Fireweed is already in bloom this summer...

Wildersmith July 20

Mother Nature turned on those of us residing up the Gunflint this past week.


Ducks (Chuck Olsen/Flickr)

Points North: duck boom is temporary - conservation threats are not

North America currently has more ducks than at any time since 1955. So says the U.S.


The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Changing Climate, Changing Forest - Part I

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.


A thermometer that measures the heat index (Karen Montgomery/Flickr)

Wildersmith July 6

A week of month seven has slipped by along the Trail.


Dave Ingebrigtsen explains how a new habitat project will benefit moose (Shawn Perich)

Points North: habitat project highlights moose management challenges

A group of DNR wildlife professionals recently ventured into moose country, where Dave Ingebrigtsen, DNR assistant wildlife manager in Grand Marais, showed them a 90-acre site in the Grand Portage Sta


Graphic Lauryl Loberg / photo Travis Novitsky

LSProject: On Thin Ice

Things are heating up in the Lake Superior basin. Temps are rising, ice cover is shrinking and life is changing. There are 60 days less ice now then 100 years ago on the big lake.


Canoe on Gunflint Lake (Maury Landsman/Flickr)

Wildersmith June 29

As the chapter on June is closing, we saw Mother Nature do a little muscle flexing during the past week.