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December 10, 2019
A lake draining into the Greenland Ice Sheet. Photo: Thomas R. Chudley
Greenland's ice losses have septupled and are now in line with its highest sea-level scenario, scientists say
December 10, 2019 - 1:15pm
December 8, 2019
The emerald ash borer first appeared in St. Paul in 2009 and has spread to 17 counties, mostly in the Twin Cities and southeast Minnesota. Courtesy to St. Paul Pioneer Press / Iowa State University Extension
Aggressive action in Minnesota slowing spread of tree-killing beetle
December 8, 2019 - 4:30pm
December 7, 2019
A sign at the Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative in Wahpeton, N.D. Forum file photoplay button
Wahpeton plagued by oppressive stink for weeks; officials still don't know exact cause
December 7, 2019 - 11:27am
December 5, 2019
This University of Wisconsin-River Falls-produced map lists the location for the proposed SciTech building along Cascade Avenue. Submitted image
Student calls on University of Wisconsin-River Falls to take the LEED
December 5, 2019 - 4:42pm
December 4, 2019
Eli Boroditsky thought the animal he'd hit with his car was a German shepherd or a husky. It was a coyote.  Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre
A Manitoba man thought he'd put an injured dog in his back seat. It was a coyote
December 4, 2019 - 12:53pm
December 2, 2019
Foresters from the Department of Natural Resources cut down the official state of Minnesota Christmas tree Monday, Dec. 2, in General C.C. Andrews State Forest in Pine County. (Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
Minnesota State Christmas tree harvested from state forest 
December 2, 2019 - 4:08pm
November 29, 2019
An artist’s rendition of LB-1, a massive black hole discovered by scientists in the Milky Way Galaxy. (Courtesy of Chinese Academy of Sciences/U Jingchuan, Beijing Planetarium, 2019)
Scientists find 'monster' black hole so big they didn't think it was possible
November 29, 2019 - 8:21pm
November 26, 2019
Lewis the koala dies days after dramatic rescue from Australian fire
November 26, 2019 - 7:40pm
November 21, 2019
In January, Lana the Amur tiger sits in the snow at the Lake Superior Zoo. Formerly called Siberian tigers, the subspecies is well adapted to cold weather. Lana died Wednesday after being diagnosed with a liver disease called cholangiohepatitis in September. News Tribune file
Duluth zoo mourns the loss of only tiger
November 21, 2019 - 12:52pm
November 20, 2019
Bismarck Animal Control Officer Melisa Hilsendeger works to escort a moose out of town on Wednesday morning, Nov. 20, 2019.  Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Moose on the loose draws police, onlookers in Bismarck
November 20, 2019 - 6:26pm
How yesteryear's pollution affects Minnesota today
November 20, 2019 - 10:00am
Northern Water Alliance leader Mike Tauber of Backus, Minn., and cattleman and farmer Tim Nolte of Sebeka, Minn., discuss an issue while on a tour of Nolte's farm in Wadena County. The two are on the opposite sides of environmental and farming interests in the Pineland Sands area in north-central Minnesota. Barry Amundson / The Forum
Amid environmental, farming clash, compromises hard to come by
November 20, 2019 - 7:20am
November 19, 2019
Wild cows lounge on North Carolina's Cedar Island in May 2019.  Washington Post / Paula O'Malley Photography
Three cows vanished during Hurricane Dorian. Months later, they've been found on an island miles from shore
November 19, 2019 - 7:44am
November 18, 2019
An image from the Minnesota DNR eagle cam.
DNR’s eagle cam is back, and this time it’s wired for sound
November 18, 2019 - 7:09am
November 17, 2019
A salt controller sits on the dashboard of Matt Williams’ snowplow in Oakdale on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Cutting back on the salt would help Minnesota's waterways, officials say
November 17, 2019 - 10:00am
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