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Environment

North Woods Naturalist: Hard crust on the snow moon

Rain and freezing temperatures can dramatically change the nature of the snow pack. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the hard crust on the snow moon.


Wolf in the wild

Chief scientist at Earthwatch Institute on large carnivores and climate change

Dr. Cristina Eisenberg is chief scientist at the nonprofit Earthwatch Institute, and author of several books including "The Carnivore Way: Coexisting With and Preserving America's Predators." She talked with Ann Possis recently about large carnivores, including wolves and lynx, and how and why various species will be affected differently by climate change. 


Melting Snow

Chel Anderson, "Northwoods Naturalist," weighs in on possibility of an early spring

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist who has lived and worked on the North Shore since 1974. You probably know her as the Northwoods Naturalist on WTIP and as the author of the new environmental history, "North Shore." She chatted with Dave Feb. 19 about signs of spring to be on the lookout for. 


A Year in the Wilderness: February 18 - Cold weather guests

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.


North Woods Naturalist: Snow drifting

There’s more to snow drifts than beautiful shapes.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the process of drifting snow.


Moose

2016 moose count indicates decline will continue

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said the state's moose population remains low despite a slowing population decline during the past five years.


Wolf on the Gunflint Trail

Public reminded to be aware of wolves up Gunflint Trail

A number of reports have come in already this year involving wolf encounters with people up the Gunflint Trail. WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs reports on this story.  
 


North Woods Naturalist: Snow crystals

There are billions of them and no two are alike.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the amazing diversity of snow crystals.


A Year in the Wilderness: January 14 - Guests

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences traveling the BWCAW.


courtesy Metropolitan Airports Commission

Largest solar array in state goes online at MSP airport

Minnesota's largest solar power project went online last month atop two parking ramps at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Dennis Probst, who spearheaded the project,  is executive vice president for the Metropolitan Airports Commission. He chatted with Dave Jan. 8 about the benefits of the project as well as the challenges involved.