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September 24, 2018
Aerial photo of WLSSD. (file photo / News Tribune)
WLSSD adds mercury ordinance for dentists
8 hours 42 min ago
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 /
WLSSD marks 40 years of cleaner St. Louis River
8 hours 42 min ago
September 16, 2018
Shelley Nelson / 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 /
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
July 28, 2018
A sign at Cameron Park warns visitors that their watercraft may be inspected for invasive species before entering Lake Bemidji. Jordan Shearer / Forum News Service
Water watchers: Inspectors look to educate boaters, anglers about aquatic invasive species
July 28, 2018 - 2:35pm
Surrounded by their flowers, Judy and Greg Bonovetz lovingly maintain several hundred types of flowers in their backyard gardens. Bob King /
A pollinator's paradise: Thousands of flowers delight the senses in Kenwood backyard
July 28, 2018 - 5:00am
July 26, 2018
MPCA fines Hibbing Taconite
July 26, 2018 - 8:33pm
July 24, 2018
Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
PolyMet amendment dropped from bill
July 24, 2018 - 8:18pm
A tree on Eighth Street near 40th Avenue West has been marked as at risk from the emerald ash borer. Bob King /
Ash borer response spreads to West Duluth
July 24, 2018 - 6:00pm