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White cedar by Joshua Mayer on Flickr

North Woods Naturalist: The long-lived white cedar

They are one of our longest lived tree species. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the old and well adapted white cedar.

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Forest Floor

Northern forests most likely will look different as climate warms: Scientist explains

Visitors to northern forests in coming decades will probably see a very different set of trees as the climate warms, a recent U of MN study shows. Rebecca Montgomery, associate professor in the forest resources department and one of the researchers on the study, joined Dick June 12 to explain.

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The Lake Superior Project/Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSP: A Natural History of Minnesota's Superior Coast

“North Shore: A Natural History of Minnesota’s Superior Coast” is a major new book written by naturalists Chel Anderson and Heidi Fischer, published by the University of Minnesota

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"South season" by Tauʻolunga

North Woods Naturalist: Summer solstice

The summer solstice means the longest day of sunlight. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about what’s happening just around the corner.

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Superior National Forest Update: June 12

Hello, I’m Chelsey Coley, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Planner, for the Tofte and Gunflint Ranger Districts, with this week’s edition of the National Forest Update.

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"Sea Change" sailing project addresses climate change

 “Sea Change” is a 3-year sailing project undertaken by the Gordon family from Two Harbors.

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Dalmatian Toadflax

'PlayCleanGo' event focuses on stopping spread of invasives, June 13

This Saturday is “PlayCleanGo” day – part of a national campaign to educate the public on the risks of transporting invasive plants.

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Lake scene, Cook County

Minnesota lakes and streams contaminated by pharmaceuticals, cosmetic ingredients, and more

A new study released by the MN Pollution Control Agency confirms that lakes and streams across Minnesota are contaminated by endocrine-disrupting compounds, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetic ingredients. The study's author, environmental scientist Mark Ferrey of the MPCA, joined Dave TerSteeg June 5 to explain. You can learn more at www.pca.state.mn.us.

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Surveying food waste at local businesses

How much food waste is out there in Cook County?  The Northwoods Food Project wants to know; they are&nbsp

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American Red Start - Guatemala {Dennis Jarvis /Flickr}

Bird Banding at Sugarloaf Cove

Birds are active along the shore, and Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is studying them.

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