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Launching A Lawsuit to Protect Wildlife in Minnesota

11/14/2014 // By Guest Author

Minnesota Conservation Federation and National Wildlife Federation joined indigenous and conservation groups in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department to stop the expansion of tar sands through Minnesota without a public review of the impacts to the wildlife […] Read more >

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Watch Minnesota Moose Being Outfitted with iPhones

3/7/2013 // By Miles Grant

If you thought, “Hey, I bet that’s not quite accurate and that guy’s just trying to sucker me in with a funny headline,” you’re right! But this video of Minnesota moose getting outfitted with “cell phone-like” radio collars was too […] Read more >

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Climate Crisis Deepens for America’s Moose

2/6/2013 // By Miles Grant

Alarming news from Minnesota today about the health of the state’s moose population being driven to the brink by climate change. Today, officials revealed the northeast Minnesota population of the iconic animal has fallen a shocking 35 percent just since last year […] Read more >

American White Pelicans in Louisiana's Barataria Bay, March 2012 (NWF staff photo)

BP Connection? Oil Traces Found in Pelican Eggs Far from Gulf

5/18/2012 // By Miles Grant

Could pollutants from the BP oil spill be persisting in pelicans more than a thousand miles from the Gulf of Mexico? The evidence is still preliminary, but Minnesota Public Radio reports researchers were alarmed to find traces of oil and […] Read more >

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Asian Carp Invade Land of 10,000 Lakes

12/14/2011 // By Marc Smith

Minnesota is heralded as The Land of 10,000 Lakes.  This is no exaggeration; there are 11,842 Minnesota lakes over 10 acres in size.  Not to mention the vast, deep and cold Lake Superior.  Those waters, together with forests, parks, and […] Read more >

99% of Bear Encounters Continued – Some End in Scat

10/27/2011 // By Jim Adams

This story and pictures were sent in by Jeffrey Willius in response to an earlier post about Milo (the dog) and my encounters with bear sign and scat.    The story and pictures are all taken directly from Jeffrey’s’ website, where he has a host of stories […] Read more >

Tony Hayward testifies on Capitol Hill, June 2010 (via Flickr's EnergyCommerce)

Coming Soon to Minnesota Mining Industry: Former BP CEO Tony Hayward?

7/27/2011 // By Miles Grant

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward reportedly has been hired, and I am not making this up, as the head of environment and safety at Glencore, a multinational mining and commodities trading company. And his next stop could be in Minnesota. Read more >

Wherever You Live, Changing Climate is Shifting Spring

3/20/2008 // By Miles Grant

The Associated Press has a great roundup the local impacts of a delayed spring thanks to climate change: The capital’s famous cherry trees are primed to burst out in a perfect pink peak about the end of this month. Thirty […] Read more >

Liveblogging the Heartland Institute’s Global Warming Denier Conference

3/3/2008 // By Miles Grant

I’m in New York City today for an event called “The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change.” It’s sponsored by the Heartland Institute, one of the leading oil industry-funded deniers of global warming. According to ExxonSecrets.org, Heartland received $561,500 (unadjusted […] Read more >

Midwest Greenhouse Gas Accord

12/5/2007 // By Josh Nelson

Nine Midwestern governors and the Premier of Manitoba yesterday signed an historic greenhouse gas accord. This has powerful implications not just for state and regional progress, but for global warming policy nationwide. In addition, it lays out a detailed road […] Read more >

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