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April 22, 2019
Red sprites brightened the night sky west of Oklahoma City on Wednesday, April 17.   Photo for The Washington Post courtesy of Paul Smith
Elusive red sprites, like glowing jellyfish in the night sky, photographed in Oklahoma
April 22, 2019 - 1:34pm
April 21, 2019
Zulema Hernandez, center, and her daughter Juventina Herrera participate in the Rio Grande Valley Climate March at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, on March 3, 2019.  Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten
Butterflies were symbols of rebirth - then they started disappearing
April 21, 2019 - 11:03am
April 17, 2019
Stock image. Photo courtesy of Pixabay
Scientists restore some brain cell functions in pigs four hours after death
April 17, 2019 - 2:37pm
April 16, 2019
A snow-covered squirrel has a crabapple snack in West Fargo on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
David Samson / The Forum
Electric utilities still at war with public enemy No. 1: Squirrels
April 16, 2019 - 1:30pm
April 15, 2019
Scientists have captured the first direct image of a supermassive black hole. The cosmic portrait belongs to the black hole at the center of Messier 87, the largest galaxy we know of, about 54 million light-years away. MUST CREDIT: Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al.
Algorithms gave us black hole picture, she's the scientist who helped create them
April 15, 2019 - 3:55pm
Shelby Lindrud / Tribune
Climbers were able to reach for the sky, or at least the ceiling, as they used the rock climbing wall Saturday at the Prairie Wood Environmental Learning Center Earth Day festivities.
Prairie Woods celebrates Earth Day
April 15, 2019 - 5:18am
April 14, 2019
From left to right, Starr, Valor II and Valor I sit over eggs at their Illinois nest. Photo courtesy of Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge via National Audubon Society.
A rare trio of bald eagles - two dads, one mom - are raising eaglets together in one nest
April 14, 2019 - 1:24pm
April 10, 2019
Scientists have captured the first direct image of a supermassive black hole. The cosmic portrait belongs to the black hole at the center of Messier 87, the largest galaxy we know of, about 54 million light-years away. MUST CREDIT: Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al.
See a black hole for the first time in images from the Event Horizon Telescope
April 10, 2019 - 11:50am
April 9, 2019
A melting iceberg in Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, June 14, 2014.  (Michael Kirby Smith/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)
As White House questions climate change, US military is planning for it
April 9, 2019 - 9:34am
April 8, 2019
Tribune file photo

Work on the Marsh Lake ecosystem restoration project in western Minnesota has been temporarily halted due to high water levels in the area. The contractor plans to resume work as soon as the water levels have receded.
Marsh Lake project temporarily paused due to high water
April 8, 2019 - 9:26pm
April 4, 2019
Emerald Ash Borer Beetle
USDA photo
Emerald ash borer discovered in Stearns County
April 4, 2019 - 6:17pm
March 30, 2019
Tribune file photo/ The Chippewa River Project has been working with landowners for over 20 years to implement best management practices in the 1.3 million acre basin. This is part of the landscape in Pope County.
Chippewa River Project will be without staff; counties aim to continue project, resolve funding
March 30, 2019 - 4:02pm
March 29, 2019
Headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park. Special to The Fargo Forum.
Report: Protecting Mississippi headwaters has big payoff
March 29, 2019 - 12:41pm
Kangaroo rat image from Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kangaroo-rat.jpg
'Ninja' kangaroo rats kick rattlesnakes in the head faster than you can blink. The videos are 'epic'
March 29, 2019 - 9:43am
March 28, 2019
A group of little brown bats with white nose syndrome, a deadly fungus now blamed for cutting bat numbers by 90 percent in the Soudan underground mine near Lake Vermilion. U.S.D.A photo.
Minnesota bats devastated by white-nose syndrome
March 28, 2019 - 7:30pm