Aug. 25 marked the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Dick spoke with Professor Michael Tarrant, who believes the parks are significant because they add to our Gross National Happiness. Tarrant studies natural resources and suggests that there are other important indicators of social progress besides the traditional economic measures.
Some of the many lakes in Cook County have an invasive species in them known as the rusty crayfish. Amanda Weberg is the aquatic invasive species coordinator for Cook County, and she’s in c
Each week the WTIP news staff compiles a review of news from the previous five days.
Hi. This is Nancy Larson, district ranger on the Gunflint Ranger District, with the Superior National Forest Update - information on conditions affecting travel and recreation on the east
Nice late summer weather with a mix of sun and showers. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with National Weather Service Meteorologist Joe Moore.
This is an interview by Youth Producer Nina Woerheide with local artist Betsy Bowen. Betsy brings us on her journey as an artist and tells us a little bit about how art works.
Tim McDonnell's latest book, "The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion," is a 'why-do' manual for paddling-
Tim McDonnell grew up on the edge of the Boundary Waters and has been writing about wilderness for years. He joined Dick to talk about his latest book, "The Contemplative Paddler's Fireside Companion," which he calls a 'why-do' guide exploring the spiritual side of the paddling experience. You can learn more about this book of essays here; it's available at many stores in Cook County as well.
The basic idea of the circular economy is that in production, nothing should be wasted, and everything at the end of its life should be made into something else. Dave talked with Nathaniel Springer, an economist in the U of MN Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, to learn more. Here's a great article about it from the Institute on the Environment (U of MN). Nat also recommends the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as a place to learn more.
Acadia National Park is located along the coast of Maine. Gus worked at Acadia as a Park Ranger, and remembers a special story told by a visitor to this beautiful spot.
The county board begins budget talks, which will last through year’s end. Also, the board will act soon on a proposed half-percent sales tax for county transportation needs.
Zebra mussels have managed to find their way into Northwest Minnesota lakes and a new threat is posed with the advance of a macro algae, starry stonewort.