Elizabeth Dunbar

Elizabeth Dunbar

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
edunbar@mpr.org
(651) 290-1287


Elizabeth Dunbar covers the environment for MPR News. She joined the organization in October 2009 after five years of reporting and editing for The Associated Press in Minneapolis, Louisville, Ky., and Raleigh, N.C. Elizabeth grew up in Iowa and studied journalism at the University of Minnesota, where she landed her first reporting job at The Minnesota Daily. One of her most memorable reporting experiences was helping cover the 2006 Kentucky Derby. Follow Elizabeth on Twitter @edunbarMPR.

Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

Wind turbines in Luverne, Minn.
The coalition's recommendations to the Legislature would give consumers more choices about how their energy is produced. They also aim to keep energy reliable and affordable. (12/18/2014)
Solar panels in Red Wing
A program launching on Friday could mean a huge jump in Minnesota's solar energy generation and use, the utility said Thursday. Here's how it will work. (12/11/2014)
Receding water levels
The Department of Natural Resources agreed to support legislative proposals to examine connecting six nearby cities to surface water as a way to relieve pressure on a regional aquifer. (12/01/2014)
Each state has its own specific target. Minnesota would likely have to reduce emissions from its power plants by more than a third. (11/30/2014)
Minnesota's air quality is pretty good now but federal standards are "catching up to us," a state official says. (11/26/2014)
State officials say Tiller Corp. will pay an $85,000 fine and has agreed to modify emissions controls and mitigate noise. (11/20/2014)
Minnesota is not on track to meet greenhouse gas emissions reductions aimed at addressing climate change. State officials say new strategies are needed. (11/20/2014)
The Sierra Club and several other groups say the State Department should not allow Enbridge Energy to operate a crude oil pipeline without first completing an environmental impact study. (11/12/2014)
Government official and academics come together at a conference Thursday to discuss ways to adapt to climate change. (11/05/2014)
Walleye numbers on the lake remain the lowest in decades, but the fall survey found the highest number of yearling walleyes since 2008. (10/20/2014)
Because neonicotinoid pesticides don't help much with farm protection and could harm bees, research says use of the pesticides should be limited. (10/17/2014)
Three coal-fired generators owned by Minnesota Power in northern Minnesota will also stop burning coal in 2015. (10/16/2014)
The declining population could be a bad sign for other species. (10/11/2014)
The 2014 farm bill created separate risk mitigation programs that farmers must choose between. One is aimed at disasters and the other protects against sudden drops in crop prices. (09/25/2014)
The Minnesotans traveled by bus, van and train for the march to raise awareness about climate change and urge world leaders to act. (09/21/2014)