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January 14, 2019
An aerial view of the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, in Antarctica, in 2017. Scientists are racing to understand what is happening to the ice shelf as the planet warms around it. They are also trying to measure the role of human-caused climate change in weakening other parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet, and to fathom how damaging warming seas and changing wind patterns might ultimately prove to be. (Jonathan Corum/The New York Times)
Ice loss from Antarctica has increased sixfold since the 1970s, research finds
January 14, 2019 - 3:40pm
Bob, a triceratops that was displayed for a time at the Barnes County Historical Society in Valley City, was discovered in the far southwestern corner of North Dakota in 2003. It took more than a decade to free the skeleton from the rock in which it was embedded. Submitted photo
Bob the dinosaur, spared from becoming a waiting room spectacle, is back on the market for a home
January 14, 2019 - 7:00am
January 11, 2019
Erica Dischino/Tribune
Volunteers move ice blocks through the water to the ice harvesting machine Friday on Green Lake in Spicer. play button
Ice harvesting begins for Spicer Castle
January 11, 2019 - 10:25pm
January 4, 2019
Commission seeks project proposals for $53M from Minnesota's Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund
January 4, 2019 - 2:32pm
Traffic moves through downtown Anchorage, Alaska.  Bloomberg photo by David Ryder
After destructive November quake, Anchorage still faces onslaught of aftershocks
January 4, 2019 - 11:57am
January 3, 2019
The first image of the moon's far side taken by China's Chang'e-4 probe.  Photo courtesy of China National Space Administration
China lands spacecraft on the far side of the moon - a historic first
January 3, 2019 - 1:27pm
January 2, 2019
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft just visited the farthest object ever explored
January 2, 2019 - 10:50am
December 31, 2018
Tribune file photo
A heavy coat of zebra mussels covers boat lifts removed from Green Lake in Spicer back in 2015. The invasive species was first confirmed in Green Lake in 2014.
Education will be focus of 2019 AIS efforts in Kandiyohi County
December 31, 2018 - 6:28am
December 21, 2018
Tom Eastman commutes back and forth to his job at University of North Dakota Facilities on a bike, year-round. He's made the four-mile commute for the past nine years and does it to reduce his carbon footprint. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Everyday choices can affect carbon emissions
December 21, 2018 - 2:46pm
December 20, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

People try to remove an ice house that fell through the ice Thursday on Foot Lake in Willmar.
Willmar area warm spell leads to risky ice conditions
December 20, 2018 - 9:05pm
December 16, 2018
National Weather Service Graphic
Impacts of climate change felt in region, but uncertainty lingers on the causes
December 16, 2018 - 6:30am
December 15, 2018
Tribune file photo
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is urging people to stay off the ice of Marsh Lake this winter as work on a new water control structure will cause water levels to fluctuate. This Tribune file photo shows work at the site in May.
Corps urges staying off Marsh Lake ice
December 15, 2018 - 1:33pm
December 12, 2018
Photo courtesy Gene Stukel 
Volunteers will play the role of citizen scientists during the annual Willmar Area Christmas Bird Count on Saturday. Join at Calvary Lutheran Church at 7:30 a.m. An American eagle stands on the ice near open water.
Willmar Area Christmas Bird Count is Saturday
December 12, 2018 - 11:26am
December 7, 2018
A juvenile Hawaiian monk seal was found with a spotted eel in its nose at French Frigate Shoals in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands this past summer.  NOAA Fisheries/Brittany Dolan.
'Make better choices': Endangered Hawaiian monk seals keep getting eels stuck up their noses and scientists want them to stop
December 7, 2018 - 11:51am
December 6, 2018
Buckfast honey bees gather on a beehive in Merango, Ill., on Sept. 10, 2018.   Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker.
World's first honey bee vaccine seeks to save dying pollinators
December 6, 2018 - 9:46am