Environment

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

LSProject: A Century of Water

Huge, endless, large—these are just a few words you might use to describe Lake Superior. At 31,700 square miles, it is the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world.


Wolf in the wild

Duluth News-Tribune writer Sam Cook looks back at the year in the outdoors

Buck visited Dec. 28 with Sam Cook, longtime writer for the Duluth News-Tribune, about significant events and developments in the outdoors world in 2012. They covered the new wolf hunt, the resurgence of extraction in our economy, the future of the outdoors in the techno age, and much more.


Orion Nebula (Alex Gorstan/Flickr)

Northern Sky: New Year, New Astronomical Milestones

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


Squirrel raids a bird feeder (Dave Lundy/Flickr)

Wildersmith December 28

The Gunflint is closing in on its last days of 2012. This is happening under the watchful gaze of our “little spirit moon” (Manidoo Giizisoons).
 


Mara on her Femmes du Nord Canoe Trip

Points North: Wilderness Adventure Inspires High School Senior

Folks who fret that kids aren’t spending enough time outdoors ought to meet Mara MacDonell, a high school senior living in Grand Marais.


Greg Nichols and Will Surbaugh (Photo by Kate Surbaugh)

West End News: December 27

Sometimes the steady diet of bad news that streams in via radio, TV and Internet can be really discouraging.  The news cycle has been especially grim recently, causing me to worry about the state


Hiking in the Arrowhead

Master Naturalist trainings at Sugarloaf Cove

Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association is pleased to offer Master Naturalist volunteer training at Sugarloaf Cove.


Gunflint Trail (Ben Edwards/Flickr)

Wildersmith December 21

Keying this week’s Gunflint scoop, I find the heavens are aligned, finally signaling the first day of winter.


Snowshoe Hare (Denali National Park & Preserve/Flickr)

Points North: Taking a Break on Christmas Day

Christmas vacation once meant rabbits. Duluth's suburban outback where I grew up was bursting with bunnies. Cottontails inhabited backyards.


Moose on Sawbill Trail (Photo by Tom Spence)

West End News December 20

Lutsen native Molly Rider is planning to paddle the entire Mississippi River this summer, starting at Lake Itasca and ending in New Orleans.