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Winter in Minnesota is a dark affair. But why?

Winter in Minnesota is a Dark Affair

As we count down the last few days before the end of Daylight Saving Time, we all know well what is coming next: The fourth quarter of the year, the temporal swan song of...

Danger! Danger! What you need to know about burning yard waste

As the weather changes and the leaves begin to fall from trees, yard clean up begins. For some Minnesotans, this involves bagging their yard waste and putting it out on the curb...

Terra Firma, or: Until Our Feet Are Again On Solid Ground

We take the train from Union Depot in St. Paul, Minnesota west through North Dakota into Montana, stop in Glacier National Park for a three-day hike, then continue the journey through Idaho...

Take this quiz to find out your environmental footprint

This year Earth Day is Sunday April 22nd. And, unlike National Jelly Bean Day which is also celebrated on April 22nd, the creation and celebration of Earth Day has permanently changed our way of...
Gardens on top of cars? Only in New York

Gardens on top of cars? Only in New York

Mercedes-Benz is a car company - one you're probably familiar with. It is, in fact, the oldest carmaker in the world: Carl Benz, from whom the company gets half of its name (the other...
China is launching a fake moon to replace city lights

China is launching a fake moon to replace city lights

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, it really isn't all that bright: In fact, it's only 1-400,000th the brightness of the sun. But while moon rays may not be...

LEGO is going plant-based, sustainable

With their green, plant-inspired pieces, for now. As per the LEGO website, "LEGO® botanical elements such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane in the future and will...

Stars Hollow Co. latest Minnesota aquaponics startup

Minnesota is adding yet another aquaponics company to a rapidly-growing list: We now have 40 producers of indoor fish and vegetation, up from just 3 in 2010 (UofM). The latest? Stars Hollow Co. joins the...
The new way to stay: Energy positive, and above the Arctic Circle

The new way to stay: Energy positive, and above the Arctic Circle

The world today is an amazing place. Take Svart, the world's first energy-positive hotel located above the Arctic Circle. It's a project that looks to harvest and save the same kind of energy in...

It seems like we’ve had a lot of snow this winter, but it’s not...

It may seem like we've had more than average snow this winter - as anyone who has had to scrape their windshield recently can attest. But the numbers tell a different story: It's not...
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