The Mount Polley copper and gold mine lies at the head of the Fraser River in Cariboo, British Columbia, a mammoth sight of pits, vehicles and steel infrastructure, designed to extract precious metals from the rocks below. The project is nearly 2,000 miles and two time zones away from Minnesota. B ... More >>
Minnesotans are at greater risk of consuming dangerous levels of arsenic in their food and water than most of the country, according to weekend report released by the Center for Public Integrity. Whether there's such a thing as a safe level of arsenic is debatable, though even small am ... More >>
Because people of color tend to live near highways or power plants, they're exposed to a lot more nitrogen dioxide than whites, a new study finds. As a result, there are about 7,000 heart disease deaths in America each year that wouldn't happen if nonwhites were exposed to the same NO2 levels as whi ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Bill Clinton was in town yesterday delivering a speech at the University of Minnesota, and during one notable passage he put Mitt Romney on blast for laughing about climate change during his RNC speech.SEE ALSO:-- Mitt Romney Glitter F-Bomb: Did he say "fuck," "faggot," or something else? [VIDEO]-- ... More >>
Documentary follows the since-ousted president of the Republic of Maldives
Arctic sea ice is at the second-lowest point ever measured.About 11,500 years ago, at the tail end of the Pleistocene era, the Earth began to warm up. The planet's climate has fluctuated since time immemorial. But this period of climate change came less like a stone warming in the sun, and more l ... More >>
Broken HaikuTime to clear the air.Smell something bad? The American Lung Association is out with a new study today that shows Ramsey County fell from a "C" to a "D" grade when it comes to air quality -- the worst in the state. Based on EPA data on ozone and particle pollution from 2007-2009, ... More >>
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 >>
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
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 >>
The Strib reports that four people got sick from unpasteurized milk tainted with E. coli and that the Mn Dept of Ag will likely crack down on illegal raw milk sales. State epidemiologist Richard Danilla and staff traced the milk that made three people sick to Hartmann dairy farm near Gibbon ... More >>
Our former governor's new television fans now that the truth is out there.
Join the conversation with T.D. Mischke on today's 'In The Stream' live from 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Want to flip open your smart phone and see how much energy your drafty old home is sucking off the power grid while you're slaving away at work? There's an app for that.
Ever wonder whether charcoal or gas is worse for the environment? Wonder no more.
Rep. Bachmann is holding two public forums tomorrow to talk about cancer and President Obama's cap and trade proposal. Time to go get armed and dangerous with Bachmann.
Before you vote tomorrow, read Michael Pollan's open letter to the next president.
A new Cub Foods store in St. Paul is set to earn the environmentally friendly LEED Gold certification.
Will the 35W bridge collapse have serious environmental ramifications? With bodies presumably still in the water, it may seem a rather churlish question to pose. But the massive heap of concrete, steel, vehicles, and lord knows what else would seem to be a poor development for the well-being of the ... More >>
In 2004, according to U.S. PIRG's review of the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxic Release Inventory data, CHS Oil Seed Processing released a total of 520,000 pounds of respiratory toxicants at its Mankato plant.
In Swift County, residents cry foul over a mega dairy and the state agency that can't say no
Last week, President Bush nominated attorney Granta Nakayama to head the enforcement division of the Environmental Protection Agency. It was hardly a shock to learn that Nakayama's legal practice included defending companies accused of violating state and federal environmental law. But for some l ... More >>
A new plan for disposing of metro-area sewage has critics crying foul
Hennepin County wants to dump its incinerator ash in the metro's "environmental Bermuda triangle"
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.
Clinton's Love Affair with a Deadly Gas