Environment

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Grad student at Institute on the Environment challenges students to get creative

Ann Possis chatted Aug. 2 with Joey Reid, grad student at the U of M's Institute on the Environment, about the 'environmental hackathon' he conducted recently, bringing students of diverse backgrounds together to try to solve big environmental problems through creative play and thinking. You may want to try the marshmallow challenge at home!


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New model of iceberg behavior suggests major breakage potential in Antarctica, Greenland

Dr. Jeremy Bassis, assistant professor of atmospheric, oceanic & space sciences at the Univeristy of Michigan, joined Dick recently to discuss icebergs. Bassis is lead author of a paper on a new model of iceberg calving & formation that shows that stretches of ice on the coasts of Greenland & Antarctica are in danger of rapidly breaking apart and falling into the sea. Learn more about how this model works, and what the effect might be on global sea levels.


Northern Lights by Tom Spence

Great things to see in the northern summer sky---with Astro Bob

Bob King, creator of the Astro Bob blog at the Duluth News Tribune, chatted with Buck July 12 about things to see in the July night sky.


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Local fish report for Friday, July 5

According to our fishing expert John Muhich at Buck’s Hardware, the walleyes are once again hanging out fairly shallow…


The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg -Photo by Sharon Mollerus via Flickr

LSProject: Healthy River, Healthy Lake

The Flute Reed River is located on the North Shore of Lake Superior in Hovland, Minnesota.


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"Bidder 70" tells story of Tim DeChristopher's civil disobedience in the name of saving wilderness

Beth & George Gage, directors of "Bidder 70," joined Dick Swanson recently to talk about their award-winning documentary. "Bidder 70" tells the story of Tim DeChristopher, a college student who entered a BLM oil and gas lease auction in order to save 22,000 acres of wilderness. Tim was indicted on two felony charges, but became a climate justice leader before serving time in federal prison. Hear what Beth & George have to say about Tim's remarkable act of peaceful protest.


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

LSProject: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

When we started the Lake Superior Project at the beginning of 2012, one of the most common subjects to come up besides issues facing the lake was funding for restoration projects.


Northern Lights (Charlie Stinchcomb/Flickr)

Wildersmith May 24

Alas, genuine spring on the Gunflint!  The power of Zigwan (spring in Ojibwe) has overcome the frosty spirit of a long winter.


A crowd gathers in front of the U.S. Forest Service office in Grand Marais in April 1978 (Cook County Historical Society)

History Speaks: The Boundary Waters

Today, more than 200,000 people visit the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness each year.


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The social behavior of chimps and other primates, and what it tell us about ourselves

Prof. Michael Wilson, assistant professor of anthropology and of ecology, evolution, and behavior at the U of Minn., joined Buck May 17 to talk about research on chimps and other primates, and what it might tell us about our human ancestors and who we are today. Prof. Wilson's blog, Monkey Business, can be found here. Photo courtesy Michael Wilson.