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

Measuring a walleye
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)
Black dog
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)
The University of Minnesota has completed its renovation of the famous lab on the Mississippi River, adding new research devices that will enable more extensive wind and wave tests. (09/16/2014)
Top economists outlined ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. (09/11/2014)
The Department of Natural Resources confirmed the presence of zebra mussels on Christmas Lake just last month. (09/08/2014)
The project still needs federal environmental review and State Department approval. (08/29/2014)
With all the food waste generated at the fair, there is great potential for more composting. The main stumbling block will be all those plastic cups. (08/26/2014)
Before hazardous waste laws existed, the auto manufacturer dumped paint waste and other material at the site near the Mississippi. (08/25/2014)
The town is one of a small, but growing, number of Minnesota communities with a century of weather records. (08/21/2014)
Last year the Gourley Brothers company applied for and received a permit that would allow its farm to pump up to eight million gallons of groundwater a year. Neighbors who oppose the large feedlot say the Department of Natural Resources didn't do its homework before issuing the permit (08/18/2014)
Environmental group says oil line comes too near wild rice beds. (08/18/2014)