Environment

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.


Lake Superior's north shore

Ontario environmental/adventure travel journalist Conor Mihell on his first book, "The Greatest Lake"

Buck visited recently with award-winning environmental & adventure travel journalist Conor Mihell, on his new book, "The Greatest Lake: Stories from Lake Superior's North Shore." They talked about the Canadian north shore, what it's like to be a wilderness guide, environmental threats to the Big Lake, and much more.


Capella, brightest star in the constellation Auriga, is the bright object in the upper left corner (Cano Vaoaori/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Winter Solstice & Constellations

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


"...This congealing occurrence is as glorious as will be a return to surges dashing the granite shore next May..."

Wildersmith December 14

Our month of the “little spirit moon” is whizzing by in the upper Gunflint.


The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: Climate Change & The Future -Part II

There are a lot of ways climate change stands to affect Lake Superior.


Pine Marten (travelling.steve/Flickr)

Wildersmith December 7

The northland begins chapter 12 of the year 2012, and most everyone is engulfed with holiday celebration aspirations.


December Snow (SBFettig/Flickr)

Points North: Thawed Out and Waiting for the Winter We Need

At daybreak Saturday morning the night’s darkness lingered, reluctant to retreat from a weak December sun struggling to penetrate the gloom.


Curiosity Rover Lifts Off for Mars (NASA/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Perseus, Mercury & Mars in December

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