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Going on an Electric Road Trip? Discover the Pros & Cons...

  I’ve been attracted to the idea of owning a hybrid or an all-electric vehicle for several years now. I got pretty excited when Tesla...

How Bad News About the Environment Can Trigger a Positive Outlook

  Scientists who study the environment are immersed in disturbing data, from climate change to habitat destruction to mass extinctions. In short, the news almost...

Warning: One MILLION Species At Risk!

  That was the attention-getting summary of a global biodiversity study released by the United Nations. One of the authors of the study released in...

Find Out How You Can Put the ‘Citizen’ in Citizen Science

  The Twin Cities recently joined 150 other metro areas by participating in the "City Nature Challenge," a friendly competition in which city residents use...
Ben Weaver recites his poem Considering Leaves

‘You could stop raking and lay down in the dirt.’ But...

Ben Weaver is an artist of many disciplines. He began making music and writing poetry when he was young and later expanded his practice...

Explore a More Sustainable Approach to Clothing

Most of us have absolutely no idea what goes into making the garments we wear every day. The Weavers Guild of Minnesota showcases a...

Take a Tour of the Saintly City’s Recent Flooding

  In typical Minnesota fashion, spring suddenly arrived and booted winter out of the state, a phenomenon that triggered a "top 10" flood event in...

Step Aboard Minnesota’s First All-Electric Bus

  According to the new administration of Gov. Tim Walz, Minnesota's transportation future is electric. David Gillette hopped on an (almost) all-electric bus to learn...

Gov. Walz Released His First Budget. What Does That Mean for...

  Gov. Tim Walz is stepping aboard a big transportation plan. The DFL governor's first budget proposes an increase in gas and sales taxes in...

The Woes of Dogsledding in Warmer Winters

  Minnesota winters are getting warmer. And that's worrisome to businesses in northern Minnesota that depend on cold weather, such as dogsledding firms in Ely....