:::: UPDATE II :::: Today, the City Council voted unanimously to approve the ordinance -- meaning licensed feral colonies are indeed coming to Minneapolis soon.:::: UPDATE :::: (September 12) The feral cat colony ordinance was unanimously recommended for approval by the public safety committee ... More >>
African penguins now residing at the Minnesota Zoo.A group of displaced penguins can stop worrying about where they're going to live. They belong to all of us, now that they've found a home at the Minnesota Zoo. African blackfooted penguins are endangered in the wild due to overfishing and oil ... More >>
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 >>
How are Minnesota's bees doing?A recent New York Times article suggests that a virus and fungus have paired up to cause the demise of many hives across the country. Since the Upper Midwest is home to many large and small beekeeping operations, we asked a couple of local experts about what this me ... More >>
It's summer's dog days, and the city's a zoo
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 >>
Photo: ATKRSmarter than an elk?You want gangster government? Let's talk about the $37,000 hit job ordered up by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on a herd of big but maybe-not-so-dumb elk roaming the countryside Up North in Kittson County. DNR hired its hit men -- sharpshooters ... More >>
Yech: "Widespread and active rodent infestation, numerous gnawed packages of human and animal food, rodent excreta pellets on, in, and around food packages..."
One writer's tale of life as a "worm mother"
After Katrina, a rough winter lies in store for Minnesota's migratory birds
Dead herons tell no tales
Cormorants: From the endangered species list to the hit list
The Minnesota association of rogue taxidermists unearths an exquisite corpse
Sewage sludge: Fertilizer or public menace?
People in tiny Preston, Minnesota, have a lot of questions about a plan to burn 10 million tires a year in their town. Too bad the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency doesn't.
Author/Enviro Jeffrey St. Clair on the silence of the greens
From the great outdoors to your oven
Are efforts to allay concerns over mad deer disease driven by good science or vested interests?
It's high time you took your bunny seriously
Activists want Xcel to clean up its oldest--and dirtiest--power plant
Meet Susan Young, Minneapolis's trash evangelist
Minnesota has a pollution problem. But don't hold your breath waiting for a quick fix.
For the planet's most voracious insects, Minnesota is just one more pit stop
Wings sprinkled with fairy dust. Free-falling sex. A bite that can kill. Meet Minnesota's favorite insect -- and the men who adore it.
Flight Maps, by Jennifer Price, takes the scenic route--over the mountains and through the mall
A Revisionist View
Or just a hedgehog you're trying to hide from Minneapolis Animal Control?
Elephants loom large at the Imation MAX theater at the Minnesota Zoo.
Under the big top with the elephants and their keepers
A real-life fairy tale in which the wild beasts are hunted, the jungle is a plantation, and the knight in shining armor hails from Apple Valley.
Terri Sutton scours the concrete for something wild.
Politics, myth, and money in Minnesota's dwindling north woods.
Cocaine, Tuna, and Free Trade