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October 13, 2018
A house damaged by Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Florida, on Oct. 11, 2018. Bloomberg photo by Zack Wittman.
Hurricane Michael aftermath: Death toll spikes to at least 15
October 13, 2018 - 8:38am
October 9, 2018
Emily Johnston of Seattle celebrates after the dismissal of her charges in Clearwater County on Tuesday, Oct. 9. (Jordan Shearer / Forum News Service)
Minnesota judge dismisses case against oil pipeline 'valve turners'
October 9, 2018 - 9:38pm
October 8, 2018
Activists are seen attempting to cut chains after trespassing into a valve station for pipelines carrying crude from Canadian oils sands into the U.S. markets near Clearbrook, Minnesota, in this image released on October 11, 2016.   Courtesy Climate Direct Action/Handout via REUTERS
Enbridge 'necessity defense' trial begins in Minnesota
October 8, 2018 - 7:23pm
October 5, 2018
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 3, 2018
The Whitefish Bay (foreground) sits at anchor as the Roger Blough steams away from Duluth in the multi-colored waters of Lake Superior. (file / News Tribune)
Lake Superior up in September
October 3, 2018 - 2:31pm
September 24, 2018
Aerial photo of WLSSD. (file photo / News Tribune)
WLSSD adds mercury ordinance for dentists
September 24, 2018 - 6:32pm
Jack Ezell, WLSSD’s manager of planning and technical services, stands by the final mixing stage for treated water at the district’s sewage treatment plant. Ezell is retiring this week and is the only WLSSD employee who has worked since the treatment plant opened 40 years ago. The plant treats about 40 million gallons of wastewater every day. Steve Kuchera / kuchera@duluthnews.com
WLSSD marks 40 years of cleaner St. Louis River
September 24, 2018 - 6:32pm
September 16, 2018
Shelley Nelson / snelson@superiortelegram.com Dairyland property owner Kevin O’Brien, back, watches as Paul Cigan, forestry health specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, peels at the bark on the root of an oak tree to see if there is a spore pod beneath the bark of the diseased tree. Oak wilt was discovered for the first time in Douglas County this summer on O’Brien’s property, where he is working with the DNR to help stop the spread of the fungus deadly to oak trees.
Oak wilt detected in Bayfield, Douglas counties
September 16, 2018 - 7:41pm
Washington County water-cleaning projects won't start until 2020
September 16, 2018 - 5:27pm
Reader's View: Environmental extremism is out of hand
September 16, 2018 - 3:28pm
September 2, 2018
Students from the South Washington County School District 833 (Woodbury, East Ridge, Park and Next Step Transition) sort seemingly endless bags of recycled plastic into 20 foot dumpsters as a part of the State Fair Recycling Project at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights on Saturday, Sept 1. John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Trash talk: Recycling at State Fair isn’t as easy as it sounds, but growing
September 2, 2018 - 7:05pm
August 13, 2018
A large group of volunteers, including Doug Erickson of Lakewood Township, cut and pile Japanese knotweed in Fairmount Park Monday afternoon. The plant is an invasive species which has spread to many places in Duluth. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
Volunteers band together, root out invasive species in Duluth
August 13, 2018 - 7:05pm
August 9, 2018
Group backs pols critical of BWCAW-area copper mining
August 9, 2018 - 9:09pm
August 8, 2018
Groups challenge Line 3 environmental impact statement
August 8, 2018 - 9:33pm
Images of cladoceran Diaphanosoma fluviatile (left) and copepod Mesocyclops pehpeiensis (right).
Photos courtesy of Elizabeth Whitmore and Joseph Connolly, Cornell University
Two new invaders in Great Lakes
August 8, 2018 - 9:31pm