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May 22, 2019
Waves from Lake Superior crash into a wall along a section of Lakewalk near the corner of the lake in Canal Park Wednesday afternoon May 22. The section of the Lakewalk is closed to repair damage caused by high water levels and large waves from previous storms. Lake Superior is above its all-time record level for the month of May surpassing the record levels recorded in May of 1986.. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Great Lakes hit record May levels after winter snows, heavy rains
May 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Beekeepers in the U.S. and elsewhere reported an increase in honeybee deaths over the past year, possibly the result of erratic weather patterns brought on by a changing climate.
EPA blocks pesticides harmful to bees
May 22, 2019 - 6:27pm
A deer tick (left) and an American dog tick, more commonly known as a woodtick, are shown side by side for comparison in April 2010 at Turtle River State Park near Arvilla, N.D. With tick season at hand, the North Dakota Department of Health is recommending people take precautions. Brad Dokken / Forum News Service
Tick population is booming. Is climate change to blame? Will tick-borne diseases increase?
May 22, 2019 - 12:33pm
May 17, 2019
Red panda at the Red River Zoo in 2009.
Missing red panda found in tree near Fargo zoo
May 17, 2019 - 10:37am
May 10, 2019
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Ron Balbach prepares his boat for the fishing opener Friday evening on Foot Lake at Robbin's Island Regional Park in Willmar.
Gotta catch 'em all: Preparing for fishing opener
May 10, 2019 - 6:56pm
May 5, 2019
Richard Goodkind, St. Louis Park, Minn., painted this brook trout, which will appear on the 2019 Minnesota trout and salmon stamp. Image courtesy of Minnesota DNR
Best indicator of water quality? Look for trout
May 5, 2019 - 8:50am
Connor Geary gathers a bucket of water from Brown’s Creek in Stillwater last month before testing it for clarity and temperature. Geary is a volunteer with the Metropolitan Council’s Citizen-Assisted Monitoring Program. It is one of several water-watching groups in the state organized by nonprofits or government agencies.
Volunteers — and even robots — monitor water quality of lakes and streams across Minnesota
May 5, 2019 - 8:45am
May 4, 2019
Solar panels (John M. Steiner / Forum News Service file photo)
New guide helps farmers with solar, wind energy installations
May 4, 2019 - 2:34pm
May 2, 2019
Como Zoo has a new resident – a snow leopard cub born Tuesday, April 30, 2019. This was the first pregnancy for the cub’s 4-year-old mother, Alya, and 6-year-old father, Moutig, and the first snow leopard birth at Como Zoo since 2007.  (Courtesy of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory)
Snow leopard cub born at Como Zoo in St. Paul
May 2, 2019 - 8:09pm
April 30, 2019
A red-bellied woodpecker in the District of Columbia's Rock Creek Park. The eBird Project blends birdwatchers' sightings with satellite photos and data about many species. The combination produces precise digital maps predicting when and where threatened and endangered birds migrate. Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary.
A new effort to save birds pinpoints in amazing detail where they fly
April 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
Erica Dischino / Tribune

New grass grows among the old at the top of Mount Tom Monday evening at Sibley State Park in New London. play button
Spring at Sibley State Park near New London
April 30, 2019 - 6:09pm
Phyllis Johnson, who is a former University of North Dakota vice president for research and economic development as well as a U.S. Department of Agriculture senior executive and scientist, mixes her strong stance on climate change with religion when she visits Lutheran churches in eastern North Dakota. She is a vice president of the Eastern North Dakota Synod. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Longtime research leader says addressing climate change is the 'Christian thing to do'
April 30, 2019 - 6:00am
April 28, 2019
A melting iceberg in Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, June 14, 2014.  (Michael Kirby Smith/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)
New EPA document tells communities to brace for climate change impacts
April 28, 2019 - 12:30pm
April 25, 2019
North St. Paul police posted this photo of a young black bear before it was fatally shot by a state conservation officer on Thursday, April 25. Courtesy of North St. Paul Police Department
Authorities kill black bear that 'posed an immediate safety threat' in St. Paul
April 25, 2019 - 7:38pm
April 24, 2019
Carolyn Lange / Tribune 

Ruthann Boersma, of Kerkhoven, takes bags of aluminum cans out of her car Wednesday to take advantage of a 5-cent-per-pound bonus offered during Earth Week at the Kandiyohi County Recycling Center in Willmar.
Earth Week bonus: Kandiyohi County gives 5-cent bonus to price of aluminum cans through Saturday
April 24, 2019 - 10:03pm
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