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August 9, 2017
According to a recent study, U.S. cats' and dogs' consumption of meat and other animal products is a big climate cost. (Kevin Tanaka/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Scientists tally the environmental impact of feeding meat to our cats and dogs. It's huge
August 9, 2017 - 11:30am
July 31, 2017
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Earth likely to warm more than two degrees by 2100, experts say
July 31, 2017 - 4:10pm
July 30, 2017
This is a section of the NASA/Google interactive map showing the details for Springfield, Ill. The path of totality is shown between the purple lines. NASA/Google photo
Astro Bob: See what the August eclipse will look like ... from anywhere
July 30, 2017 - 6:00am
July 24, 2017
An ash tree on Saturday, July 22, in Duluth. (Mike Krebs / Forum News Service)
1 billion black ash trees in peril: Scientists invade Duluth to share emerald ash borer research
July 24, 2017 - 6:00am
July 17, 2017
Researchers on the Blue Heron, the research vessel of UMD's Large Lakes Observatory, get ready to deploy an underwater microphone to record sounds 75 feet under the surface of Lake Superior. They picked up some interesting results. (Photo courtesy UMD)
Noisy fish? Lake Superior underwater noises include ships, wind and ... eelpout
July 17, 2017 - 6:00am
July 12, 2017
An aerial view of the rift in the Larsen C seen in an image from the Digital Mapping System over the Antarctica Peninsula, Antarctica, on Nov. 10, 2016. Handout photo / NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
One of the biggest icebergs in recorded history just broke loose from Antarctica
July 12, 2017 - 2:30pm
July 10, 2017
Sen. Al Franken speaks with Peggy Kennedy, president of M State, about a program to fund partnerships between schools like M State and businesses Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Moorhead. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Minn. Sen. Al Franken, David Letterman to collaborate on climate change video series
July 10, 2017 - 4:07pm
June 26, 2017
A moose is seen with a tracking collar in May 2013 in Northeastern Minnesota. (Minnesota DNR photo)
Parasites, infections, wolves taking toll on northeast MN moose
June 26, 2017 - 8:22pm
June 19, 2017
Artist's concept depicts an itsy bitsy planetary system -- so compact, in fact, that it's more like Jupiter and its moons than a star and its planets. Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler mission and ground-based telescopes recently confirmed that the system, called KOI-961, hosts the three smallest exoplanets known so far to orbit a star other than our sun.  NASA-JPL-Caltech
NASA finds 10 new potentially habitable 'Earth-like' worlds
June 19, 2017 - 9:00pm
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool cleaned and refilled after duckling deaths
June 19, 2017 - 3:06pm
June 15, 2017
A merlin nestling is shown with a leg band in Jamestown. The small falcon, which is only about 2 weeks old, shares a nest with three siblings. John M. Steiner / The Sun
Scientists give merlins a rare banding in Jamestown park
June 15, 2017 - 6:15pm
Soil is full of microbes that produce toxins to kill their neighbors, which makes it a great source for antibiotic drugs. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Wendy Galietta.
In the hunt for new antibiotics, scientists hit pay dirt
June 15, 2017 - 1:30pm
June 14, 2017
Science may be able to provide sunless tans by changing skin's pigmentation
June 14, 2017 - 5:02pm
An ultrarare specimen of conjoined twin harbor porpoises, caught in the North Sea in May. (Courtesy of Erwin Kompanje)
Dutch fishermen caught a rare two-headed sea creature. What happened next horrified researcher.
June 14, 2017 - 4:47pm
May 9, 2017
A view of the Blomstrand Glacier in Ny-Alesund, Norway during US Secretary of State John Kerry and Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende toured the glacier, and made remarks about climate change on June 16, 2016. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool/File Photo
Earth could break through a major climate threshold in the next 15 years, scientists warn
May 9, 2017 - 4:13pm