Environment

Autumn has arrived...! (Photo by Bryan Hansel)

Wildersmith on the Gunflint: October 4

Border country offers a “Boozhoo” (welcome) to October. September ended on a stunning note throughout the Gunflint corridor.


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Dream of Wild Health saves seeds traditionally cultivated by Native American communities

Diane Wilson is executive director of Dream of Wild Health, a St. Paul nonprofit working to collect and save seeds once cultivated by Indian communities and, in the process, improve health and teach young people about food and well-being. Buck spoke with her Oct. 4 about what they do and why it's important to Native American health.


There is so much to see in the night & daytime skies in the next few weeks (Bill Dickinson/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Comets & constellations dominate the late Sept. sky

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


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Marlene Zuk on "Paleofantasy," her new book about what evolution really tells us

Dick Swanson talked Sept. 6 with Dr. Marlene Zuk, professor of ecology, evolution & behavior at the U of Minn., about her recent book, "Paleofantasy: What evolution really tells us about sex, diet, and how we live." The book addresses the belief that humans were at some point much healthier and more environmentally acclimated that we are today, shows how & why we're different from our ancestors, and lots more. A can't-put-it-down read, especially if you like science.


There's a lot to see in the night & daytime skies in mid-September (Photo Fiddler/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Harvest Moon, Waning Daylight & More In Mid-Sept.

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


Moss Animal (Karen Montgomery/Flickr)

Otherworldly moss animals: Freshwater bryozoa

These aquatic creatures look like something from a science fiction movie. In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Andersen about moss animals.


There's a lot to see in the night sky in late August & early September (Mike Lewinski/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Saturn, Spica & Beehive Cluster in Early Sept.

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


Molting red-tailed hawk

Molting: an important part of bird's life

An important part of being a bird is going through the molt, or molts…because it’s a constant replenishing of what makes birds, birds: feathers.


The Lake Superior Project / logo by Lauryl Loberg -Photo by Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources

LSProject: Ballast Water Discharge Permit Updates

Invasive species are arguably one of the biggest—and most expensive—issues facing Lake Superior and the Great Lakes today.


See the Sturgeon moon. Photo by RalphHightower via Flickr.

Northern Sky: Catch the Sturgeon Moon this August

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.