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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.
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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
This Great Egret was spotted in the pond by Northland Arboretum on Sept. 24, 2018. Photo by Cis Pecarich.
Showy Great Egret hunts the Arboretum pond
October 9, 2018 - 6:00pm
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 8, 2018
Kim Berns-Melhus    Submitted photo
New leader of Conservation Fund aims to continue blending environmental, economic development concerns
October 8, 2018 - 9:28pm
Tony Manzara dumps a load of dirt as he works on a rain garden area at the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center in Lake Elmo on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Founder Tony Manzara put in $300,000 of his own money toward the center, as a memorial to his late wife, who died in 2015. (Jean Pieri / Pioneer Press)
New Minnesota nature center blends nature, humor, community service
October 8, 2018 - 9:26pm
Plastic flakes drop into a sack at a Junyoung Industrial facility in Gimpo, South Korea, in April. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Jean Chung
The world has just over a decade to stop catastrophic global warming, scientists say
October 8, 2018 - 9:24pm
October 6, 2018
A female wolf, trapped on the Grand Portage Chippewa Reservation this week, walks out of a kennel at her new home: Isle Royale National Park. Four new wolves are now roaming the island. National Park Service photo
Two more Minnesota wolves moved to Isle Royale
October 6, 2018 - 10:27am
October 5, 2018
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday moved to list the rare eastern black rail as threatened, giving it federal protections. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo
US will list black rail as threatened: Already down 90 percent, little marsh bird is in trouble
October 5, 2018 - 9:11pm
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
October 4, 2018
A beaver visited the DoubleTree Hotel in Bemidji, Minn., on Thursday, Oct. 4. The animal made into the entryway but was escorted out by animal control. Submitted photo.
Beaver makes his way into Bemidji hotel
October 4, 2018 - 8:09pm
Trees, especially maples, show off their fall colors Wednesday, Oct. 3, near Rock Lake in Pillsbury State Forest. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch
Fall color coming along nicely
October 4, 2018 - 4:00pm
October 2, 2018
The Gilbert Police Department received about a half-dozen calls regarding drunken birds on Monday. Experts said the birds had likely eaten fermented berries. (Gary Meader / Forum News Service)
'Drunk' birds reported in Gilbert, Minn.
October 2, 2018 - 6:18pm