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

Cedar Creek Reserve
A study published in the journal Science combined the effects of human influences and biodiversity to help researchers learn about what makes for a stable ecosystem over time. (04/16/2015)
A tree in Itasca County
State natural resources officials want the Legislature to spend another $4 million in the next two years to manage the state's forests. It's not clear if they'll get it. (04/15/2015)
With no chance of her mining bill passing in the Republican-controlled Congress, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum aims to pressure the Obama administration to protect the area. (04/14/2015)
In the spirit of spring cleaning, find out what to do with old televisions and other electronics crowding your home. (04/13/2015)
Minnesota is a leader in electronics recycling, thanks in part to a law requiring manufacturers to take responsibility for their disposal. But some of us keep old gadgets a long time. (04/13/2015)
The Black Dog plant will stop burning coal April 15 after more than 60 years. (04/08/2015)
American Rivers says the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine threatens the river's water quality. The group worries about the risk of pollution and loss of wetlands. (04/07/2015)
"Much of the conversion came at the cost of natural ecosystems," said Tyler Lark, the lead author of the study. (04/05/2015)
Early spring is an important time to think about how to prevent human-bear confrontations. Not many plants are growing yet, so finding food can be a challenge for the animals. (04/04/2015)
The company blames the layoffs on high inventory levels of taconite amid a worldwide steel glut. U.S. Sen. Al Franken says the Minntac layoffs may not be the last. (03/31/2015)
The Lake Superior South, Big Fork and Nemadji River watersheds, which cover about 3,000 square miles, are made up mostly of forests and wetlands. (03/30/2015)
Water quality and wild rice: a timeline. (03/25/2015)
The old sulfate standard poses a problem for mining, and the MPCA says it isn't the best way to protect wild rice. (03/25/2015)
Single-game tickets are now on sale for the St. Paul Saints' first season in their new Lowertown ballpark. (03/21/2015)
Minnesota's legislators can't agree on the state's energy problems, let alone the solutions. (03/20/2015)