Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

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)
About 80 percent of the oil crossing Minnesota is being transported by pipeline. The rest moves by train. (03/15/2015)
Buffers help prevent agricultural runoff, but some farm groups see requiring them as a taking of their land. (03/11/2015)
Later this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will set carbon reduction targets for each state to help address climate change. (03/09/2015)
Minneapolis police are investigating a shooting death that occurred early Saturday morning. (03/07/2015)