From the "burying the lede" file:This morning, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader published a story entitled, "Too much trash is going into recycling bins, garbage handlers say." Whatever. But 13 paragraphs deep is this Weird Wisconsin-worthy passage:
The Winona Frozen River Film Festival's decision to cancel a showing of a film sympathetic to the fracking industry a week before this weekend's event has the controversial documentary's director crying foul.SEE ALSO: Red Wing Mayor Dennis Egan resigns amid frac sand lobbying controversySpeaking of ... More >>
By making his own way in music Paul Doffing writes and moves at his own pace -- that pace set by his bicycle. In the summer of 2012, Paul toured the country by biking to gigs and came back a changed man. Set to release his latest album, Doffing shares in his music stories from the road and his strug ... More >>
A New York Times piece published this week takes a look at rapidly declining moose populations across the country, with particular attention paid to Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Grand Rapids police chase cute black bear cub [PHOTO] Minnesota has two geographically distinct moose populations, one in the far n ... More >>
On the 1500 ESPN radio show he co-hosts with Judd Zulgad, Jeff Dubay today outed himself as a global warming denier.Dubay and Zulgad were discussing the weather forecast with KSTP meteorologist Patrick Hammer when Hammer noted the contrast between the weather during the 2009 State Fair -- temps were ... More >>
As a "down the middle" publication, does dinging legislators skeptical of climate change -- most of them Republican -- represent a breach of objectivity?SEE ALSO: Star Tribune stands by Bachmann coverage, reporter's "butthurt" response to criticism Today, the Star Tribune is taking heat from local R ... More >>
Climate change might change the city's demographics
If we survive tomorrow's Mayan apocalypse, we may have to start contending with a more insidious doom: rising oceans. But one way to offset at least the financial punch of climate change, says The Economist's economic correspondent, Ryan Avent, is for people to start migrating. Specifically, migrati ... More >>
Prolific restaurateur Kim Bartmann, whose hip neighborhood locales include Bryant-Lake Bowl, Cafe Barbette, and Red Stag Supper Club, among others, is moving ahead with another new venture. Her new restaurant will be green, not unlike Red Stag (which was the first LEED-certified restaurant in ... More >>
Last year Summit Brewing Company celebrated 25 years of beer with a blowout in the brewery's backyard. This year they turn 26. Seems like a good excuse to throw another party. And party is just what the folks at Summit plan to do. This year's Summit Backyard Bash happens Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p ... More >>
Documentary follows the since-ousted president of the Republic of Maldives
What is it about environmentalism that ruins songwriters' abilities to express themselves subtly and poetically? There are some cheesy-ass Earth Day songs out there. Luckily, none of them made it onto this list. In honor of Earth Day, here's a list of some songs that remind us to be kind to ... More >>
TopatoMaybe Blinky makes a guest appearance in the Mississippi this summer?Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency say it's raining radiation in St. Paul as a result of the damaged nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan. The readings show elevated levels of radioactive iodine-131 i ... More >>
NASARush Limbaugh knows more about climate science than NASA.The Earth is warming up. The glaciers are melting. There's no serious debate among climate experts that we're in a pickle. And then the Metrodome goes and collapses in a blizzard. What more proof do you need that global climate ch ... More >>
Photo: Jessica LussenhopOn the trail of the Zeeboid.Who is Pete Arnold, the guy who, along with his wife Alisha, launched the birthornot.com website and abortion poll? He's a right wing blogger who goes by the nickname Zeeboid. The name's on the license plate of the blue Neon parked in his Appl ... More >>
Sustainably farmed, locavore eats--at 1970s prices!Head south from the Twin Cities on Highway 52 and don't stop until you start seeing poop clods on the side of the road: That's how you know you're in Amish country. The Harmony/Preston/Lanesboro area is ground zero for Minnesota Amish, a re ... More >>
Oil company has friends on the PUC
Ron JohnsonIt's going to take a lot more than the scientific community to fool this senate candidate.These days, pretty much every mainstream scientist out there recognizes the existence of global warming. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, for example, cites multiple studies all in ag ... More >>
Willamette Valley Vineyards: They even recycle their used corks Many wineries that make it start out small, receive some positive press, expand and gain a following, but rarely in the wine business do you see a leader that is as environmentally conscious as Willamette Valley Vineyards out of ... More >>
Om 401 North 1st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.1510, website Hours and Details: Daily, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: $2 house red and white wine, rail drinks, and Summit EPA, IPA, and Seasonal. Monday-Thursday, 9-11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.: $5 house wine, rail drinks and Summit, EPA, IPA ... More >>
U.S. Air ForceA U.S. Air Force C130 drops oil-dispersing chemicals on the Gulf of MexicoBP executives and others are going to get an earful from members of Congress tomorrow, when the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure opens hearings into the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig ... More >>
Levitt: It's not about partisanship, it's about the truth
A by-the-numbers look at the Uptown cafe's commitment to sustainability...
Our former governor's new television fans now that the truth is out there.
Our former governor will delve into nefarious plots behind 9/11, global warming, mind control and more (much, much more...)
Environmental group soliciting nominations of national leaders in local and sustainable food.
Ever wonder whether charcoal or gas is worse for the environment? Wonder no more.
Say goodbye to these guys. Minnesota's water has gone eco-chic--but you can only buy it in Michigan.
Wait a second--coffers are empty and the state is spending how much on bottled water?
Kim Bartmann's latest venture updates the supper-club concept for the green era
The Minneapolis river terminal agrees to clean up its poison salt piles
War against the planned Hiawatha Avenue extension is being waged on several fronts--but it's an uphill battle.
The cost of clean electricity, environmentalists say, should be borne by all Minnesota ratepayers, not just ecologically minded customers who can afford the premium.
Alumni of the Gore campaign money machine include an Energy Department staffer who turned the department's multibillion-dollar toxic-waste cleanup fund into a political pork barrel.
Ginger Sanders, like a lot of Pine Bend area residents, believes her home is in the middle of a cancer cluster, but officials from industry and the state say they see no problem.
THE TAXPAYERS OF HENNEPIN COUNTY ARE SUING...
City Council member Joe Biernat's trip to England heats up an old battle over a giant metal shredder slated for north Minneapolis.