Minnesota Couple Sets Off For A Year In The BWCAAnyone who has ever paddled through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness knows just how fortunate we are to have it in our backyard. A couple of adventurers from Grand Marais know that too, and they are about to spend an entire year exploring the BWCA's woods and waters.
How To Build The Perfect Campfire, According To ScienceFor all those stubborn advocates of the "log cabin" method of building fires, we've got some bad news for you: You're wrong... at least, according to a Duke University professor.
How To Make Your Wedding More Eco-FriendlyJune is peak time for weddings. Invitations, flowers and food are among the things that drive up the cost. But they also can increase a celebration's toll on the environment, and for many couples, that's a big concern.
Lawmakers Take Extraordinary Measures To Advance Late BudgetMinnesota's path to a new state budget took another abrupt turn Friday when Democratic senators reworked a funding bill for agricultural and environmental programs instead of passing a plan negotiated between Gov. Mark Dayton and House Republicans.
Pharrell Williams Advocates For Greener Jobs, Climate Change ActionPharrell Williams' push for measures that prevent climate change is picking up more momentum as he asks leaders to create greener jobs and save the planet in a recent video.
Pollution Agency Oversight Board May Be Out In Budget DealEnvironmental groups are hoping to preserve a citizen oversight board at the state's pollution control agency, but it may be too late. Gov. Mark Dayton and top lawmakers worked Tuesday to put the finishing touches on a deal for the state's budget, including a retooled environment budget that Dayton previously vetoed.
DNR: Zebra Mussel Treatment Appears Successful At Christmas LakeThe Department of Natural Resources says divers found no evidence of the aquatic invasive species zebra mussels in Christmas Lake in Shorewood.
Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In MinnesotaDon't let Earth Day pass by without taking time to value its meaning.
'Party For The Planet' At Como Zoo!The Como Zoo is celebrating Earth Day this weekend with "Party for the Planet!" It's a day of activities focusing on fun and creative ways to save energy, money and Mother Earth.
DNR Begins Annual Frog Calling Survey As Sounds Of Spring ReturnThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help track changes in their population. They say frogs and toads are the best indicators of wetland health.
3M Won't Buy Paper Sources From Threatened ForestsPost-it notes maker 3M Co. says it will refuse to buy any materials from suppliers that come from threatened forests as part of an agreement with a longtime environmental critic. The policy changes announced Thursday would require suppliers of Twin Cities-based 3M to report original sources of materials.
Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer RetiringEnvironmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.