Minnesota Sees Worst Air Quality In 20 Years Due To Canadian WildfiresMassive forest fires in Canada continue to cause problems in Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) reported that Monday's air quality was the worst that has been recorded in Minnesota in the last 20 years. MPCA spokesperson Frank Kohlasch says for about 8 hours on Monday air quality was worse in Minnesota than it is in Beijing, China.
Blanding's Turtles May Go On Federal Endangered ListThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is concerned about a rare turtle that may soon find itself on the list of endangered species. The Blanding's turtle lives in a small number of states and provinces in the Midwest, New England, and southeastern Canada.
Bigger Poison Ivy Leaves Mean Larger RiskAccording to the CDC, roughly 90 percent of people exposed to the poisonous oil on the leaves of the plant will have an allergic reaction. It spreads easily and can last for days.
Minnesota Zoo Grizzly Shatters Glass Pane Of Enclosure With RockA grizzly bear at the Minnesota Zoo repeatedly slammed a 50-pound rock into the glass wall of its enclosure, cracking the the thick pane that separated the bears from surprised zoo-goers.
Good Question: What Are The Northern Lights?On Tuesday, the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, is expected to give us a second night of a beautiful light show. But what exactly are we seeing? What are the Northern Lights? Good Question.
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.
Wisconsin DNR Wants To Find Bald Eagle KillerA reward is now being offered for information leading to the conviction of the person who shot and killed a bald eagle. The eagle was found on March 17 in a brush pile near the town of Forest, Wisconsin in St. Croix County.
Wildlife Rehab Center Overwhelmed With Unorphaned AnimalsIt's the time of year when you notice baby robins, baby bunnies and even the occasional fawn in your back yard. Homeowners like to protect and care for these animals, but this year they may be caring a little too much.
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.
U Of M Researcher Pushes For Drought-Resistant Grasses On CampusDespite all the rain we had in May, some of the state is still experiencing moderate drought conditions -- and it's expected that will expand once we get to drier months like July and August.
Dog Dies Of Apparent Blue-Green Algae Poisoning In Douglas Co.One dog is ill and another has died after swimming in a Douglas County lake. According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, DCSO Water Patrol received a report of one dog becoming ill and another dog becoming ill, and ultimately dying, after swimming in Red Rock Lake.
Blow Flies In Manure Causing Major Problems In Isanti CountyA fly infestation is creating the wrong kind of buzz in Isanti County. Neighbors along 289th Avenue say it's gotten so bad, they can't even spend time working in their yards. County officials say manure spread onto a nearby field is to blame.
Feuding Bald Eagles Wake West St. Paul NeighborhoodPeople in a West St. Paul neighborhood woke up to an unusual site this morning.
Dozens Of Common Drugs Turning Up In Our Lake WaterThe latest study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reveals a wide-ranging brew of medicines, cosmetics, DEET and even cocaine in the water.
Pipeline Battles Coming To A Head On 3 Fronts In MinnesotaBattles over climate change and oil pipelines come to a head on three fronts in Minnesota this week. Environmental groups have high hopes for a "Tar Sands Resistance March" to the State Capitol Saturday. They want to keep Canadian crude in the ground instead of piping it across northern Minnesota via an expanded Alberta Clipper pipeline.