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March 8, 2017
An aerial photograph showing South Sudanese refugees at Bidi Bidi refugees resettlement camp near the border with South Sudan, in Yumbe district, northern Uganda. REUTERS/James Akena/File Photo
Earthworm-filled toilets turn poo into fertilizer in crowded cities and refugee camps
March 8, 2017 - 11:17am
March 7, 2017
Minnesota state Sen. Erik Simonson of Duluth looks through paperwork Tuesday, March 7, 2017, before telling a Senate committee that he feels cities should have the right to ban plastic bags. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Minnesota lawmakers look to dump city plastic bag bans
March 7, 2017 - 3:50pm
March 6, 2017
Crude oil swirls in the Prairie River near Grand Rapids on March 4, 1991. More than 600,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a pipeline operated by a predecessor of Enbridge Energy. It's one of the largest oil spills in Minnesota history. (Duluth News Tribune file photo)
COMMENTARY: Winona LaDuke: Happy anniversary, Minnesota: Largest inland oil spill in U.S. was in March 3, 1991
March 6, 2017 - 6:00pm
March 5, 2017
t09.22.2015 -- Sam Cook -- cookBRULE0927c2 -- After fishing his way downstream Tuesday on Wisconsin's Brule River, Duluth's David Zentner paddles back upstream. Zentner, a fly-fisher, often fishes the Brule for trout.
Conservation advocacy born from immersion in outdoors
March 5, 2017 - 4:43pm
March 1, 2017
A study by University of Minnesota researchers has found out why diverse forests grow better and faster than single-species plantations. It has to do with shapes and how the trees fit in with each other as they seek sunlight. Forum News Service file photo
Scientists report why forests with more tree types grow better, faster
March 1, 2017 - 9:29pm
Great River Energy's Coal Creek Station on August 19, 2015, in Underwood, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)
Trump poised to lift federal coal ban, other green rules
March 1, 2017 - 1:13pm
February 28, 2017
President Donald Trump addresses the American Conservative Union's annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. U.S., February 24, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Trump to order review of WOTUS regulations, official says
February 28, 2017 - 7:58am
February 26, 2017
A mourning dove sits in a tree. Photo by Laura Erickson / Special to Forum News Service
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
February 26, 2017 - 9:15am
A white-tailed buck pauses in the woods on a fall morning. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, with the public's help, is developing a deer management plan. DNR officials held a meeting in Duluth on Wednesday night to get input on deer management issues. Forum News Service file photo
Duluth group sounds off about deer management preferences
February 26, 2017 - 7:00am
February 25, 2017
Jasper Spillman, 30, of Lawrence, Kansas, watches law enforcement officers advance into the main opposition camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
As DAPL camp cleared, protesters plot resistance to other pipelines
February 25, 2017 - 1:02pm
February 18, 2017
Children play with water in Madureira Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 12, 2017. Pilar Olivares / Reuters
Latin America's cities sweat over health risks from urban heat
February 18, 2017 - 9:06pm
February 14, 2017
A rusty patched bumble bee which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed listing for federal protection as an endangered species is pictured in Madison, Wis. in August 2015. Rich Hatfield / Handout via Reuters
Trump administration sued over protection for vanishing bumble bee
February 14, 2017 - 5:53pm
February 12, 2017
LaDonna Allard, founder of the first resistance camp against the Dakota Access Pipeline, gestures while talking to a participant in the Intertibal Summit to Protect Our Water on Sunday. Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service
90 tribal representatives strategize in Duluth over pipeline battles
February 12, 2017 - 8:42pm
February 10, 2017
The sun rises above "sea smoke" and low clouds as seen from behind the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center on Friday morning, Feb. 12, 2016, looking across the Duluth Harbor toward the Aerial Lift Bridge. Bob King /Forum News Service
Tribal summit in Duluth will target pipelines
February 10, 2017 - 6:33pm
February 7, 2017
NE MN county dives into federal copper mining debate
February 7, 2017 - 1:00am