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March 30, 2019
Federal judge declares Trump's push to open up Arctic, Atlantic oceans to drilling illegal
March 30, 2019 - 3:12pm
March 19, 2019
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
Whales keep eating plastic, dying. This one's stomach had 88 pounds of calcifying trash
March 19, 2019 - 8:29am
February 26, 2019
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources researchers, shown here pulling in catfish, conduct a fish survey on the Red River in 2015. A new report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency found that the number of fish species progressively declines downstream, as water quality deteriorates from pollutants. Forum News Service file photoplay button
New report finds more contamination along Red River due to increased precipitation
February 26, 2019 - 2:02pm
February 10, 2019
White tail deer are expected to multiply fast as Minnesota's climate alters. Warmer winters means less snow, which means they will be able to forage for food more easily. Forum News Service file photo
Packin’ up and heading north? Climate change is affecting Minnesota more than most states
February 10, 2019 - 3:21pm
January 17, 2019
Carolyn Lange / Tribune

About 80 people attend a public meeting Wednesday in Hawick to learn about a change of ownership at the commercial landfill near town and a proposed change in the types of waste allowed if a new permit is approved. Most of those in attendance told the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that they object to the changes.
Residents object to possible change in permit for landfill near Hawick
January 17, 2019 - 9:35pm
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
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 27, 2018
Patrick Deverney, a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, cuts wood at a camp set up in northern Michigan to protest the oil pipeline that bisects the Straits of Mackinac.  Photo by Trevor Bach for The Washington Post.
Oil pipeline triggers a winter of frigid protest in Michigan
December 27, 2018 - 2:02pm
Patrick Deverney, a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, cuts wood at a camp set up in northern Michigan to protest the oil pipeline that bisects the Straits of Mackinac.  Photo by Trevor Bach for The Washington Post.
Oil pipeline triggers a winter of frigid protest in Michigan
December 27, 2018 - 2:02pm
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 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
December 3, 2018
Environmental groups appeal PolyMet mine permits
December 3, 2018 - 3:41pm
November 30, 2018
Airplane-effect snow graphic. The Washington Post
Near Chicago, multiple, man-made snow plumes
November 30, 2018 - 8:45am
November 25, 2018
Duluth police talk with Wells Fargo bank employees last January during a protest at the bank. Scott Bol (center) had locked himself to the security gate with a bicycle lock around his neck, preventing the bank from opening. Bol is one of three defendants who said in court that their actions were justified to defend the environment. Forum News Service file photo
Climate change has its day in Duluth courtroom
November 25, 2018 - 4:45pm