Environment

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Organic farming consultant & author Atina Diffley on local food production and her new book, "Turn Here Sweet Corn"

Buck chatted May 4 with Atina Diffley, organic consultant and author of "Turn Here Sweet Corn," her memoir about life as a Minnesota organic farmer. Buck found the book to be both suspenseful and moving. Listen and find out why.


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Points North: On a Cold River, A Newcomer Pays His Dues

Soft rain sprinkles came to an end at bedtime. During the night, a strong wind blew in from the north. A dusting of snow and clear skies greeted us at daybreak.


"As we enter the month for blooming flowers and such, feelers for rain are still being extended to Mother Nature..."

Wildersmith May 4

It’s great to be back in the woods after a run southward to visit friends and family.


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Northern Sky: A May Supermoon & Venus in Transit

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column. In this edition of Northern Sky, there's a lot going on in the month of May.


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MPCA & U of MN begin research study to determine effects of sulfates on wild rice

Ann Possis spoke Apr. 20 with Shannon Lotthammer, manager of the water assessment and environment section of the MPCA, about a new study to determine the effects of sulfates on wild rice. Shannon explains what sulfates are, where they come from, and what the study will look for.


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Invasive species in Minnesota waters and what you can do to stop them

Dave Seaton spoke Apr. 13 with Lois Sinn Lindquist, executive director of Minnesota Waters, about invasive species in Minnesota, and steps we can all take to slow or stop their spread. There will be a training session for lake service providers in Grand Marais Sat., May 5, at the Cook County Community Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 


"Yes, loons have come back to Gunflint Lake during the past week..."

Wildersmith April 27

The universe, north woods included, is about to bid farewell to month four and ascend into segment five of the year 2012.


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LSProject: Sensing Changes

All around the lake, folks are noticing changes in the weather and climate. In this segment of the Lake Superior Project, we begin to take a look at how climate change is impacting Lake Superior.


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Points North: Outdoors, Age Doesn’t Matter

Sometimes, it’s not what you do so much as the company you keep. This spring, I had very different, but equally enjoyable, outdoor experiences.


"It’s “tweener” time in north country..."

Wildersmith April 20

It’s “tweener” time in north country, the period of each year when Gunflint residents celebrate quietness, separating winter activities and the mad rush of our fishing opener, along