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November 14, 2018
A drunk raccoon in Milton, W.Va. MUST CREDIT: Photo handout from Milton Police Department
Raccoons drunk on crab apples cause false rabies scare in West Virginia
November 14, 2018 - 7:35pm
November 1, 2018
Two recently orphaned puma cubs -- also known as mountain lion and cougar -- from different locations in Northern California are now playing, bonding, and calling Como Zoo home. The pumas arrived from California to Como on October 30, 2018 after being cared for by Oakland Zoo wildlife specialists.  Courtesy of the Oakland Zoo
St. Paul zoo welcomes orphaned mountain lion cubs
November 1, 2018 - 7:30pm
October 21, 2018
Student scientists sift through mud and debris from the bottom of Lake Michigan in their search for meteorites.  Johnny Ford, Shedd Aquarium
Teen scientists went looking for meteorites in the Great Lakes. They found another type of alien.
October 21, 2018 - 5:15am
October 18, 2018
Steve Kolbe, NRRI research scientist, nails a bird house to a tamarack tree in the Sax-Zim bog Wednesday afternoon to encourage boreal chickadees to nest. Their numbers are down due to climate change. Bob King / Forum News Service
A fall fairytale: Scientists hang 500 birdhouses to study boreal chickadees
October 18, 2018 - 8:27pm
October 12, 2018
The American Crystal Sugar factory operates in East Grand Forks.  Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Air quality remains good in N.D./Minn.
October 12, 2018 - 9:01am
October 9, 2018
Dr. L. David Mech in his office in the Gabbert Raptor Center on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, where he was preparing for the International Wolf Symposium. Deanna Weniger / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Expert dispels 5 common wolf myths ahead of International Wolf Symposium
October 9, 2018 - 9:02pm
A pair of adult loons feed their chicks on Burntside Lake near Ely. Minnesota loon conservation efforts would get $7.52 million in part of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill  settlement under a proposal published Tuesday in the Federal Register. News Tribune file photo.
Minnesota loons may get $7.2 million from BP oil spill settlement
October 9, 2018 - 5:47pm
October 5, 2018
Photo from NOAA Photo Library of a plastic sandwich baggy floating in the water. Fish that feed on various salps, jelly-fish, etc. mistake such trash for food and can ingest this with fatal consequences. 

Location: Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea
Photographer: Ben Mierement, NOAA NOS (ret.)

https://www.photolib.noaa.gov/htmls/reef2129.htm
Plastic waste in the world's oceans could double by 2030
October 5, 2018 - 11:37am
September 28, 2018
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Moose on the loose in west-central Minnesota
September 28, 2018 - 7:28pm
September 26, 2018
Citizen volunteer water monitors meeting in Walker Sept. 27
September 26, 2018 - 10:04am
September 17, 2018
Elon Musk, chief executive officer for Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), pauses while speaking during the 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Sept. 27, 2016. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Susana Gonzalez
SpaceX plans to fly a Japanese billionaire, several artists on trip around the moon
September 17, 2018 - 9:37pm
September 12, 2018
Michael Anderson's canoe near Red Wing during the Three Rivers Expedition in September 2017. A year later, the adventure continues. Photo by Michael Anderson
Minnesota river expedition cleans up 6,300 pounds of trash
September 12, 2018 - 2:48pm
Around Minnesota, winters just aren't as cold as they used to be. DNR climatologist Kenny Blumenfeld produced this graphic showing how Grand Rapids is losing its coldest temperature readings, which are usually collected overnight. The 1930s was something of an anomaly, he said, because the drought years caused colder temperatures. Source: Minnesota DNR
Experts say Minnesota's climate changing faster than other states
September 12, 2018 - 9:14am
September 11, 2018
Sarah Curtis, left, shares the joy of seeing a monarch butterfly up close with Arlene Nack, a resident at an assisted living facility in Alexandria. Lowell Anderson / Forum News Service
Flying free: Central Minn. woman helps save monarch butterflies
September 11, 2018 - 8:55pm
Scientists discover three new sea creatures in depths of the Pacific Ocean
September 11, 2018 - 4:34pm
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