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

State officials say Tiller Corp. will pay an $85,000 fine and has agreed to modify emissions controls and mitigate noise. (11/20/2014)
Solar energy
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)
Tar sands
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)
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)