Drawn by Nature: Birds, early flowers signal spring’s arrival
Watching the sky and walking through woods and prairie reveal fresh sightings of cranes, bluebirds, pasque flowers and marsh marigolds as winter finally lets go.
2022 brought home the impact of climate change on home insurance premiums
On average, Minnesotans saw a steep rise in the cost of homeowners insurance after a year of costly disasters.
Here’s how climate change will likely impact food security and public health
Climate change impacts natural disasters which in turn impact agriculture, food security and the spread of disease.
Waste not: How the St. Cloud recovery facility turns wastewater into green products
Large methane digesters, like the one in St. Cloud, could make a significant contribution in the fight against global warming.
Making the most of food waste: Growing community compost programs in Minnesota
In the U.S., we waste an estimated 30% to 40% of our food supply.
How a small church prairie helps habitat and biodiversity in the middle of Minnesota
'15 acres in the grand scheme can be quite a bit,' says Wildlife Habitat Specialist Ryan Rothstein with the Stearns County Soil and Water Conservation District.
Wadena man develops local biodigester as the biogas field goes 'gangbusters'
We've followed three nascent biodigesters for the last year, and they have all taken longer to launch than initially planned. Walter Ribeiro feels that the need to do so is increasingly urgent.
Das BioHaus models sustainable living where you might not expect it
A German camp in Minnesota features 3 keys to low-energy living.
A Ray of Light: Solutions, stories and art
Project Optimist’s newsletter features original reporting about solutions in Minnesota. See how people are taking on big problems and innovating on environmental, business and social issues. We practice solutions journalism: rigorous, evidence-based reporting on responses to social problems.