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October 9, 2018
A pair of adult loons feed their chicks on Burntside Lake near Ely. Minnesota loon conservation efforts would get $7.52 million in part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  settlement under a proposal published Tuesday in the Federal Register. News Tribune file photo.
Minnesota loons may get $7.2 million from BP oil spill settlement
October 9, 2018 - 5:47pm
October 8, 2018
Kim Berns-Melhus    Submitted photo
New leader of Conservation Fund aims to continue blending environmental, economic development concerns
October 8, 2018 - 9:28pm
Tony Manzara dumps a load of dirt as he works on a rain garden area at the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center in Lake Elmo on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Founder Tony Manzara put in $300,000 of his own money toward the center, as a memorial to his late wife, who died in 2015. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)
New Minnesota nature center blends nature, humor, community service
October 8, 2018 - 9:26pm
Plastic flakes drop into a sack at a Junyoung Industrial facility in Gimpo, South Korea, in April. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Jean Chung
The world has just over a decade to stop catastrophic global warming, scientists say
October 8, 2018 - 9:24pm
October 6, 2018
A female wolf, trapped on the Grand Portage Chippewa Reservation this week, walks out of a kennel at her new home: Isle Royale National Park. Four new wolves are now roaming the island. National Park Service photo
Two more Minnesota wolves moved to Isle Royale
October 6, 2018 - 10:27am
October 5, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday moved to list the rare eastern black rail as threatened, giving it federal protections. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo
US will list black rail as threatened: Already down 90 percent, little marsh bird is in trouble
October 5, 2018 - 9:11pm
Photo from NOAA Photo Library of a plastic sandwich baggy floating in the water. Fish that feed on various salps, jelly-fish, etc. mistake such trash for food and can ingest this with fatal consequences. 

Location: Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
Photographer: Ben Mierement, NOAA NOS (ret.)

https://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/reef2129.htm
Plastic waste in the world's oceans could double by 2030
October 5, 2018 - 11:37am
October 2, 2018
The Gilbert Police Department received about a half-dozen calls regarding drunken birds on Monday. Experts said the birds had likely eaten fermented berries. (Gary Meader / Forum News Service)
'Drunk' birds reported in Gilbert, Minn.
October 2, 2018 - 6:18pm
October 1, 2018
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.
Nobel Prize in medicine goes to cancer immunotherapy researchers
October 1, 2018 - 6:58am
September 28, 2018
Firefighters from Brea, Calif., inspect and cut fireline on Aug. 1, 2018, as the Ranch Fire burns near Upper Lake, Calif. A day earlier, it and the River Fire totaled more than 74,000 acres. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Stuart W. Palley. GETTY OUT
Trump administration sees 7-degree rise in global temperatures
September 28, 2018 - 8:28pm
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Moose on the loose in west-central Minnesota
September 28, 2018 - 7:28pm
September 27, 2018
A Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden helped rescue this owl after it collided with a car in Trempealeau County late Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. The owl, which was not injured, was later released back into the wild. (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources)
Owl survives after colliding with car in far western Wisconsin
September 27, 2018 - 7:01pm
September 24, 2018
Copperhead snake / Wikimedia Commons
Rare two-headed copperhead snake found in East Coast
September 24, 2018 - 8:04pm
Minnesota’s wolf population numbers remained stable last winter, the state Department of Natural Resources announced Monday. Forum News Service file photo
DNR: Minnesota wolf population is stable, but survey shows range expanding
September 24, 2018 - 3:08pm
September 23, 2018
Scientists identify four personality types
September 23, 2018 - 7:30am
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