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GOP Fights Dayton Effort to Restrict Some Fertilizer Use
Legislative Republicans are fighting a Dayton administration proposal to restrict farmers' use of nitrate fertilizers. The GOP-controlled Minnesota House voted 69-56 Monday, April 16, to require legi...
4/17/18 at 8:32 AM New Wild Rice Protection Bill Begins Move Through Legislature 3/9/18 at 9:07 AM
Water Quality Remains a Minnesota Problem 8/17/17 at 7:15 AM
Don’t Get Burned in a Hot Solar Market
BBB Tips on Going Solar With many people becoming more interested in solar power and the affiliated rebates and tax credits available to homeowners and businesses, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota ...
3/9/18 at 2:13 PM
How to Green up Your Holidays
A little effort and imagination can make your holidays more eco-friendly. Many of these practical tips also help reduce stress and save some "green" cash, too. Download a sample poster or flyer and ...
12/15/17 at 2:02 PM
Merkel Hangs on but Trouble on Horizon
Christian Democratic Party still holds the cards despite record losses. Free Democrats (FDP) back in the Bundestag, the Right-winged Alternative for Germany (AfD) enters national politics as the thi...
9/24/17 at 5:09 PM Genre of the Week: Allentown by Billy Joel 6/7/17 at 2:14 PM
Showdown at Fehmarn 8/18/16 at 4:01 AM
Faces of the Boom: Workers Adjust to Meet Changing Demands in ND’s Oil Fields
WILLISTON, N.D. -- In Karolin Jappes first year as emergency manager in McKenzie County, she responded to five explosions at oil and gas facilities. Most concerning to Jappe was that four of the five...
5/27/17 at 7:00 AM UPDATED: Heitkamp Influenced by Tribe’s Position as Senate Fails to Repeal Federal Methane Rule 5/10/17 at 4:39 PM
EPA Takes 1st Step to Approve ND Regulation of Injection Wells 5/9/17 at 1:05 PM
Fargo-Moorhead’s Earth Day Celebration
Fargo-Moorheads Earth Day Celebration Ugly Food of the Norths Terra Madre Celebrates the Earth, Food, and the Fargo-Moorhead Community BY ASHLEY REZACHEK For the first time ever Ugly Food of the Nort...
4/20/17 at 6:37 PM Vegan Living in Downtown Fargo 2/15/17 at 8:00 AM
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something…Green! 12/16/10 at 8:00 AM
Driverless Cars a Boon or Bane for Cities?
Automobiles really are becoming more automatic. Technology for driverless autosis accelerating at Moores Law rates as are advances in battery technology for more cost effective electric powered cars a...
2/26/17 at 2:04 AM What Would Theodore Roosevelt Say About Pruitt as Head of Environment? 2/20/17 at 5:39 AM
Fargo go Braugh! 3/18/12 at 11:59 AM
The Changing Face of Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Protection
After 15 years as a nature and wildlife photographer, Dudley Edmondson had photographed mountains and valleys, fuzzy baby bears clinging to tree trunks, and brightly colored orioles perched in branche...
1/24/17 at 9:05 AM
Showdown at Fehmarn
Co-produced with sister column, The Flensburg Files Petition Drive to Stop the Construction of the Tunnel at Puttgarden in Full Gear; Discussion about the Fehmarn Bridge's Future is on. BURG/ FEH...
8/18/16 at 4:07 AM
Counting Up Fines Is A Poor Way To Measure The Effectiveness Of Environmental Regulation
"Government regulators have some powerful tools at their disposal to crack down on violators of environmental laws, namely fines, lawsuits and other formal enforcement actions," reports Archie Ingerso...
4/22/16 at 8:46 AM
An Unbelievable Twins Story, A Revelation of What Makes Us Who We Are
After writing about identical twins (including my grandmother and her sister), I was sentthis incrediblestory from the New York Times about two sets of identical twins inColombia: Two sets of...
7/18/15 at 9:19 AM
The Road to 21st Century Skills
By Fargo Public Schools Instructional Resources Director Jodell Teiken What knowledge and skills do students need to help them succeed in school and in life? Of course content knowledge is important;...
11/19/13 at 8:00 AM Glass Paper Project 2013 Fall Update - Part One 9/13/13 at 2:28 PM
The Glass Paper Project, Part III 10/8/12 at 8:16 AM
Invasion of the Lake Snatchers
Zebra mussels have apparently invaded the lake my grandparents' cabin is on. This is not good news, as the mussels are an invasive species famous for encrusting everything put into a lake, including ...
7/17/13 at 9:00 AM What Will You Do to Fight Silver Carp? 9/17/12 at 2:58 PM
Documenting a History of Weirdness 11/27/11 at 5:14 PM
Student Innovates Campus Greenhouse
Sustainability is put to use By Kristin Kirtz Thanks to senior Tyler Franklin, a biosciences and sustainability major, what was once an unproductive space on campus is now a great research tool. Fr...
6/4/13 at 1:42 PM “Air, Water, Land and Energy: Our Voice, Our Future Citizens Forum” 12/12/12 at 9:03 AM
Learning on a grander 'SCALE'
The University of North Dakota Office of Instructional Development is tipping the "scales" when it comes to creative teaching and learning practices for its students. The University recently added ...
11/15/12 at 3:47 PM