Elizabeth Dunbar Feature Archive

Livestock producers can ask state or federal authorities to kill any wolves threatening their animals but cannot take action on their own unless a wolf is threatening human life. (12/22/2014)
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)
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)
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)