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October 12, 2018
The American Crystal Sugar factory operates in East Grand Forks.  Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Air quality remains good in N.D./Minn.
October 12, 2018 - 9:01am
October 9, 2018
Dr. L. David Mech in his office in the Gabbert Raptor Center on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, where he was preparing for the International Wolf Symposium. Deanna Weniger / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Expert dispels 5 common wolf myths ahead of International Wolf Symposium
October 9, 2018 - 9:02pm
A pair of adult loons feed their chicks on Burntside Lake near Ely. Minnesota loon conservation efforts would get $7.52 million in part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  settlement under a proposal published Tuesday in the Federal Register. News Tribune file photo.
Minnesota loons may get $7.2 million from BP oil spill settlement
October 9, 2018 - 5:47pm
October 8, 2018
Kim Berns-Melhus    Submitted photo
New leader of Conservation Fund aims to continue blending environmental, economic development concerns
October 8, 2018 - 9:28pm
Tony Manzara dumps a load of dirt as he works on a rain garden area at the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center in Lake Elmo on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Founder Tony Manzara put in $300,000 of his own money toward the center, as a memorial to his late wife, who died in 2015. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)
New Minnesota nature center blends nature, humor, community service
October 8, 2018 - 9:26pm
Plastic flakes drop into a sack at a Junyoung Industrial facility in Gimpo, South Korea, in April. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Jean Chung
The world has just over a decade to stop catastrophic global warming, scientists say
October 8, 2018 - 9:24pm
Dan Ruiter MnDNR/ The Greenleaf State Recreation Area offers a fishing pier.
Greenleaf ready for visitors
October 8, 2018 - 7:47am
October 6, 2018
A female wolf, trapped on the Grand Portage Chippewa Reservation this week, walks out of a kennel at her new home: Isle Royale National Park. Four new wolves are now roaming the island. National Park Service photo
Two more Minnesota wolves moved to Isle Royale
October 6, 2018 - 10:27am
October 5, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday moved to list the rare eastern black rail as threatened, giving it federal protections. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo
US will list black rail as threatened: Already down 90 percent, little marsh bird is in trouble
October 5, 2018 - 9:11pm
Photo from NOAA Photo Library of a plastic sandwich baggy floating in the water. Fish that feed on various salps, jelly-fish, etc. mistake such trash for food and can ingest this with fatal consequences. 

Location: Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
Photographer: Ben Mierement, NOAA NOS (ret.)

https://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/reef2129.htm
Plastic waste in the world's oceans could double by 2030
October 5, 2018 - 11:37am
October 4, 2018
A beaver visited the DoubleTree Hotel in Bemidji, Minn., on Thursday, Oct. 4. The animal made into the entryway but was escorted out by animal control. Submitted photo.
Beaver makes his way into Bemidji hotel
October 4, 2018 - 8:09pm
October 2, 2018
The Gilbert Police Department received about a half-dozen calls regarding drunken birds on Monday. Experts said the birds had likely eaten fermented berries. (Gary Meader / Forum News Service)
'Drunk' birds reported in Gilbert, Minn.
October 2, 2018 - 6:18pm
October 1, 2018
Tom Cherveny / Tribune

At 1:15 p.m. Monday, history was made to cheers and the rumble of diesel machinery as the dike that has rerouted the Pomme de Terre River from its natural outlet since the mid-1930s was breached and the river returned to its natural channel.
Reconnecting a river: Pomme de Terre returns to its natural outlet after eight decades
October 1, 2018 - 8:08pm
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.
Nobel Prize in medicine goes to cancer immunotherapy researchers
October 1, 2018 - 6:58am
September 28, 2018
Firefighters from Brea, Calif., inspect and cut fireline on Aug. 1, 2018, as the Ranch Fire burns near Upper Lake, Calif. A day earlier, it and the River Fire totaled more than 74,000 acres. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Stuart W. Palley. GETTY OUT
Trump administration sees 7-degree rise in global temperatures
September 28, 2018 - 8:28pm
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