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May 17, 2018
Refrigerators at a dump in New Orleans. Reported in 2018, government scientists have detected an increase in emissions of an outlawed industrial gas that destroys ozone, potentially slowing progress in restoring the atmosphere’s protective ozone layer. (Vincent Laforet/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)
Someone, somewhere, is making a banned chemical that destroys the ozone layer, scientists suspect
May 17, 2018 - 9:31pm
Corn is harvested in Princeton, Illinois, on Oct. 9, 2017.  Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
Warming planet could mean bigger corn crops for US farmers
May 17, 2018 - 12:17pm
May 16, 2018
The S.S. William A. Irvin has sat in Minnesota Slip since 1986. Tentative plans to move the 611-foot-long freighter out of the slip so that contaminated bottom sediments can be leveled and covered with clean material are moving forward. Moving the floating museum would present difficulties, as it is only inches narrower than the open channel when the slip’s pedestrian bridge is in the open position. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Serviceplay button
Irvin faces a tight squeeze as preliminary plans to move historic ship underway in Duluth
May 16, 2018 - 11:38am
May 13, 2018
Running coach Jeff Horowitz, in red, and ploggers pick up trash near the Francis L. Cardozo Education Campus in Washington, on April 22, 2018. Photo by Kelyn Soong.
Plogging: A light run with big impact on litter
May 13, 2018 - 10:42am
May 9, 2018
Enbridge, several northern Minnesota bands file exceptions
May 9, 2018 - 8:30pm
Minnesota state Reps. Jason Metsa of Virginia, left, and Dale Lueck of Aitkin answer questions about a wild rice protection bill during a Thursday, March 8, 2018, House committee meeting. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Dayton vetoes wild rice sulfate bill
May 9, 2018 - 5:24pm
May 7, 2018
The European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts' Copernicus Climate Change Service tracks aurface air temperatures. 
Photo by: Copernicus Climate Change Service — Handout
While the US shivered, the rest of the world simmered in planet's third-hottest April
May 7, 2018 - 1:29pm
S new fissure erupted near fissures 2 and 7, beginning with small lava spattering at about 8:44 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. By 9 p.m., lava fountains as high as about 230 feet were erupting from the fissure. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.play button
'This is heartbreaking': Lava burns more homes on Hawaii's Big Island as new fissures form
May 7, 2018 - 8:12am
Ta'sina SapaWin (center) of Cloquet, makes points about treaty rights, land and energy use with Superior, Wis., police officer Joe Markon during a protest at Michel's Corp LLC, a contractor for Enbridge, in Superior on Sept. 14, 2017. At right, officer Marc Letendre listens in. About a dozen protesters were present. (Bob King / Forum News Service)
Minn. authorities prep for pipeline protests: St. Louis Co. sheriff: ‘It’s clearly on our minds’
May 7, 2018 - 5:00am
May 2, 2018
Twin Metals gets leases back from feds
May 2, 2018 - 7:35pm
April 30, 2018
UMD students Allie Rodgers (left) and Nora Curtis help marine technician Wally Lingwall (center, mostly hidden) bring water sampling instruments onboard the Large Lakes Observatory's research vessel Blue Heron. The students were among a group of undergraduates from Swenson College of Science & Engineering instructor Angela Sharp’s math class learning how math can apply to real world research. (Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service)play button
'Real science': UMD students take to the lake for hands-on education
April 30, 2018 - 6:00am
April 29, 2018
A critically endangered North Atlantic right whale takes a dive for plankton in Cape Cod Bay off the coast of Provincetown, Mass.  Photo for The Washington Post by Jamie Cotten
North Atlantic right whales will be extinct in 25 years, scientists say - unless we act now to save them
April 29, 2018 - 2:20pm
April 25, 2018
Major pushback against Line 3 recommendation
April 25, 2018 - 9:20pm
Submitted file photo by Rand Middleton
Willmar brush site to open for the season Saturday
April 25, 2018 - 7:16am
April 23, 2018
Map of line 3 project (Enbridge graphic)
Judge says Line 3 should stick to its old route; recommendation allows tribes to stop pipeline
April 23, 2018 - 6:49pm