Environment

Wilson's Warbler

Field Notes: Wilson's Warbler is rare

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.&n


Aspen tress produce sunscreen

Aspen sunscreen and color changes in trees with Chel Anderson

As spring approaches we begin to notice subtle changing colors on the hillsides and along roadways. Trees and shrubs are responding to the longer days.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Great Lakes protection bill introduced

Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, along with five other Great Lakes Senators, has introduced the bipartisan Great Lakes Environmental Protection Act.


Grand Marais Harbor 1/02/2010

In late winter the land warms, but the big lake ices up

Why does the North Shore seem warmer this winter? Temperatures in February were some of the highest in the state. If that’s the case, why is there so much ice out on Lake Superior?


Gypsy Moth

Gypsy moth meetings on North Shore March 1 & 2

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is gearing up to tackle gypsy moth infestations in northeastern Minnesota.
 

Life under the snow

In winter plants may be dormant, but their chemistry works overtime

We all know animals have various ways of dealing with winter. Some hibernate; some stay active under the snow. Much the same is true for seeds and plants.


Forest fire aftermath

Crews on Gunflint Trail clearing dead trees

 

 

The U.S. Forest Service is asking motorists to watch for crews and equipment clearing trees along the Gunflint Trail and side roads near Seagull Lake. 


Gypsy moth

North Shore to be focus of gypsy moth treatment again this year

Residents along Lake Superior’s north shore will once again see aircraft overhead as the state continues to battle against the tree-munching gypsy moth.


PolyMet hopes to set up shop in the old LTV taconite facility that closed in 2001.

U.S. EPA gives PolyMet mine proposal low marks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released an analysis of the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the PolyMet copper-nickel mine proposed for Minnesota’s Eastern Iron Range.  The agency says the mining operation would result in “unacceptable and long-term water quality impacts,” and should not proceed as proposed.