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Birds are on the brink. So what can you do about...

  It's a difficult headline to read: 3 billion birds have died since 1970. That's 29 percent of North America's total population. And for a...

How long will band-aids hold together Minnesota’s aging infrastructure?

  Minnesota lawmakers are learning about the needs of several communities in the southern part of the state in a "mini session," which included three...

What’s at stake in the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel project?

  As of 2019, there are no copper-nickel mines in the BWCA watershed, but Twin Metals, a Minnesota-owned subsidiary of Antofagasta, is hoping to change...

Time for an electric road trip?

  A little over a year ago, I bought a used Nissan Leaf electric car for commuting to and from work. The 2015 model has...

First-Term Congresswoman Angie Craig Appreciates Bipartisanship

  Minnesota's Second Congressional District (CD2) voted for Republican President Donald Trump in 2016 and then sent Democrat Angie Craig to Congress in 2018. "It...

Why does that cardinal look bald? The Birdchick explains.

  Sharon Stiteler is known affectionately as the Birdchick. The National Park Service naturalist is devoted to all things avian. And few birders anywhere can...

Bde Maka Ska or Lake Calhoun? The Lake with Two Names.

  If you live in Minnesota, you’ve already heard about the Lake Calhoun-Bde Maka Ska naming debate.  If you don’t live in Minnesota, you SHOULD...

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...