Environment

Northern Sky looks at what's happening in our night sky this month (John 'K'/Flickr)

Northern Sky: February 10-24

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


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Descending the Mississippi by canoe from Lake Itasca to the Gulf, Paddle in Hand

Dick chatted Jan. 3 with Lucas Will & Natalie Jackson about their Mississippi River adventure, Paddle In Hand, canoeing 2,220 miles over four months. Learn why they did it, what was most challenging, and what they learned through it all. You can also see pictures and video and read more on their Facebook page.


Black bear with cubs/National Park Service

"Out on a Limb" author Ben Kilham on observing & living with black bears

Buck spoke Dec. 27 with bear researcher Ben Kilham, whose work has been compared to that of Jane Goodall's research on chimps, about what he's learned over nearly 20 years of studying and living with bears.  The fact that he struggles with dyslexia makes him uniquely skilled in thinking visually while observing these animals.


Part of LTV's taconite processing plant, which Polymet plans to use for processing copper and other minerals (Joel Dinda/Flickr)

Polymet publishes SDEIS, public comment period opens

On Friday, December 6, Polymet released their Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for public comment.


The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: "A thoroughfare for tar sands crude oil shipping?"

Coal. Iron ore. Grain. Limestone. Cement. Salt. Wood pulp. Wind turbine components. Steel coil.


Ice by Stephan Hoglund

DNR issues ice warning for aerated lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources warns ice anglers, snowmobilers, skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts to use caution when going onto any lake covered or partially covered with ice, espec


Jessa Frost, para-skating on Deeryard Lake in Lutsen

West End News: November 28

There is a lot to be thankful for in the West End these days.
 


The MN DNR's Jeff Lightfoot joined us to talk about this year's deer hunt (Paco Lyptic/Flickr)

Deer harvest numbers down this year in northeastern Minnesota

The 2013 deer harvest in northeastern Minnesota declined from last year.


"The only real outdoor work going on around here is continued winter planning by the red squirrels..." (Robert Engberg/Flickr)

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: November 22

Life in the north woods continues to fly by. Here we are rounding the last curve of November with the final segment of year 2013 and the holiday season barreling down on us once again.


Dave & Amy Freeman

West End News: November 21

Lutsen native, Ailee Larson, is having a great year on the Saint Catherine’s University cross country running team.  Ailee placed eighth out of approximately 300 runners in last week’