Normally I try in this space to focus on environmental subjects or perspectives that are getting scant attention – if they get any at all – from other major media in this part of the world.Today I want to make an exception for the new U.S. National Climate Assessment, released in draft form late last Friday afternoon.Despite that difficult timing, Minnesota Public Radio's Paul Huttner had a fine piece online by early Friday evening, and the Strib's Bill McAuliffe wrote a good one, too, for...
A University of Minnesota professor who dreamed that his research would one day bring jobs to the Iron Range. A young single mother turned environmental activist. Iron miners worried about their futures. One of the most highly regarded judges in the state, one of the most powerful corporations in the world, and teams of the finest scientists and lawyers in the country.
Asian carp were probably in the wild almost from the moment they were first imported to the U.S. for use in aquaculture, as a food fish, and as a "biological control" on certain disease-bearing snails and other pests, starting in the late 1960s.I won't say that optimism was his theme, exactly, and certainly there was no suggestion that Minnesota relax any of its efforts to keep Asian carp from colonizing its waterways.But the overall picture that Duane Chapman laid out in his talk in St. Paul...
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