They've been called trash fish by some, fringe fish or rough fish by the more euphemistically inclined, but the significance is the same: Because of our grocery store bias for familiar species like salmon and cod, other species -- mullet, scup, invasive carp -- are largely left off the table. If yo ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: As Media Matters notes, despite Radford's denial, Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. is listed as a cosponsor of the conference on the Heartland Institute's website. As a result, Media Matters characterizes "the Hubbard team's response" as "a completely illogical dodge." Original post (Jun ... More >>
The White House released its third National Climate Assessment report Tuesday, showing how human-induced climate change has already touched the entire United States. It's a grim prediction of floods and droughts, rising sea levels and receding forests, and it puts the blame squarely on the human spe ... More >>
Daniella Martin's life revolves around bugs. She eats bugs, raises bugs, writes about bugs for the Huffington Post, and just released Edible -- a book dedicated to the benefits of bug consumption -- in February. She also inspired an episode of The Simpsons, regularly blogs about bug-eating adventure ... More >>
-- Update with info about how you can get them at bottom -- Already the continent's best romantic getaway, St. Paul is about to get a whole lot cuter in the condom department.The Center for Biological Diversity is flooding St. Paul with hundreds of Endangered Species Condoms thanks to the city's rom ... More >>
There are 30,000 air-purifying live plants, including 400 trees, in the Mall of America. And there are also thousands of aphids trying to eat them.SEE ALSO: Sarah and Bristol Palin receive a lukewarm welcome at Mall of America So officials have decided to one-up the aphids by releasing a whole shit ... More >>
"Imagine paying $50 for a pint of hand-pollinated strawberries," says the voiceover in this compelling video from the Beez Kneez, a local organization devoted to reviving the bee population in the Twin Cities and educating the local community about how bees affect our overall ecosystem. "That's what ... More >>
It's impossible to appreciate this time of year, but if you're sick of winter, here's a comforting thought -- in just a few months, we'll again be enjoying one of America's finest tree canopies!SEE ALSO: North Siders upset about city of Minneapolis's tree-planting tornado commemoration According to ... More >>
Sick of sorting your recyclables into more categories than you can keep straight? 'Paper, plastic, glass, coarse, smooth.... ah, forgot it, it's going in the trash!'Those frustrations will soon be in the past, as today the Minneapolis City Council approved the introduction of single-sort recycling. ... More >>
A potato-chip-chomping trucker carrying a load of beehives to California from Minnesota crashed around 10 p.m. last night in Montana, spilling hives all over the highway. The trucker, an Iowan, told Montana police that while driving he reached down to grab a bag of chips. When he looked up, a dee ... More >>
Hope, who was born live on web cam, has been missing for 12 days.Hope the black bear cub was born live via webcam, making her an instant internet sensation with thousands of fans. But now, evidence suggests that something may have happened to the juvenile, who rarely leaves her mother's side. "L ... More >>
This sick little bastard is now on the state's payroll.Emerald ash borers are real punk insects. They have no respect for Minnesota's trees, and at about an inch long as adults, they're pretty hard to round up by human hand.As recently leaked documents show, the Minnesota Department of Agricultur ... More >>
Did you see this viral video (below) of the "undead" squid, seemingly coming to life in front of a diner's eyes and nearly wriggling his way out of the bowl? Check it out:
The pollution warning expires at midnight.It seems we'll never run into a shortage of reasons to complain about the weather here in Minnesota. Just a few months ago, we were still whining about a cold and snowy winter that had long overstayed its welcome. Today, it's so damn hot and sunny ... More >>
WikipediaXcel Energy and other utilities sided with the EPA in court and won.In news that initially sounds like a contradiction in terms, the Environmental Protection Agency and five major utility companies including Minnesota-based Xcel Energy, have scored a win together in the U.S. Supreme ... More >>
Minnesota ZooSemo and Taijah appear to be getting along swimmingly.It's early days yet, so maybe down the road we'll see some adolescent rebellion from young Taijah, the Minnesota Zoo's baby dolphin. But for the time being, she appears to be happy swimming under the wings of her dad. The two ... More >>
It's summer's dog days, and the city's a zoo
Via Titan Arum WebcamPerry the corpse flower, doing what comes naturallyNote to the Grunke brothers: When the thrill of digging up a corpse for sex no longer rings your ding-a-ling, there's always Perry the blooming corpse flower at Gustavus Adolphus College. And those condoms you brought to ... More >>
Via WikipediaA corpse flower in the U.S. Botanic Gardens (yes, it stinks, too)You could excited about the Titan Arum, or Amorphophallus titanum, that it will soon bloom at Gustavus Adolphus College. After all, it's only found naturally in the tropical rain forests of Sumatra. But what you re ... More >>
Yech: "Widespread and active rodent infestation, numerous gnawed packages of human and animal food, rodent excreta pellets on, in, and around food packages..."
A record number of people visited the zoo in the past year. What's attracting them?
We're not quite sure how St. Paul's pigeon population managed to get this deal, but downtown officials hope the free birdie birth control will cut back the number of these obese ugly creatures pooping on everything in site.
Shakopee's Rahr Malting plant and Koda Energy are brewing up enviro-beer
The Arboretum offers a host of locally grown meals. Imagine the beautiful flowers at the table!
On the Iron Range, the surging commodities market may bring prosperity. But it might also threaten one of the state's greatest natural resources.
Among the many detractors of modern architecture, the party with the most legitimate beef may be the migrating songbird. Researchers have noted that lit skyscrapers disorient birds at night in roughly the same manner that bus stations waylay runaways: They both have a bad habit of ending up on the s ... More >>
The Department of Natural Resources' Nongame Wildlife Program in cooperation with other conservation groups, launched the Lights Out Twin Cities Project, an effort to reduce building collisions from birds that migrate during the night in the spring and fall.
Pawlenty talks green, but will he pay the tab?
The cougar's comeback gets stopped dead in its tracks
A downtown cockroach and a nihilistic alley cat light up the gutters in the Theater Gallery's Archy and Mehitabel
Minnesota has a pollution problem. But don't hold your breath waiting for a quick fix.
The little-noted push to deregulate utilities will drive up rates and jeopardize service--not to mention