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A critically endangered North Atlantic right whale takes a dive for plankton in Cape Cod Bay off the coast of Provincetown, Mass.  Photo for The Washington Post by Jamie Cotten
Whales keep eating plastic, dying. This one's stomach had 88 pounds of calcifying trash
3 hours 24 min ago
The Ruzicka family farm in Verdigre, Neb., March 18, 2019. Farmers across Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota have lost livestock and livelihoods after record floods pummeled the region. (Mitch Smith/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)
Midwest floods devastate Nebraska farmers
3 hours 55 min ago
March 14, 2019
The U.S Interior Department on Thursday said it will publish its plan to remove federal protections for wolves in the Federal Register on Friday, giving the public until mid-May to comment on the proposal. (Photo courtesy Michigan Technological University)
Feds again move to return wolf management to the states; delisting plan to open for public comment Friday
March 14, 2019 - 9:54am
March 12, 2019
According to the EPA, the average American produces 4.4 pounds of garbage per day. Thinkstock / Special to The Forum
Will the #trashtag challenge really get 'bored teens' offline and cleaning up the planet?
March 12, 2019 - 9:06pm
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The time to get flood insurance is now, Grand Forks County official says
March 12, 2019 - 6:44am
March 11, 2019
Adult zebra mussels are shown in this undated photo. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed Monday that larval zebra mussels have been found in Red Lake, based on testing of water samples collected by tribal biologists in the middle portion of Upper Red Lake. (Submitted photo)
Minnesota DNR confirms larval zebra mussels in Red Lake
March 11, 2019 - 3:55pm
March 8, 2019
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Fergus Falls museum holds exhibit on prehistoric woman's remains found in northwest Minn.
March 8, 2019 - 10:45am
March 7, 2019
Astronaut Anne McClain, left, and Astronaut Christine Koch, right. NASA handout photo by Robert Markowitz
First all-female spacewalk will take place during Women's History Month
March 7, 2019 - 2:48pm
March 6, 2019
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Grafton residents face uncertainty as flood season approaches
March 6, 2019 - 6:57am
March 5, 2019
An aerial view of the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, in Antarctica, in 2017. Scientists are racing to understand what is happening to the ice shelf as the planet warms around it. They are also trying to measure the role of human-caused climate change in weakening other parts of the West Antarctic ice sheet, and to fathom how damaging warming seas and changing wind patterns might ultimately prove to be. (Jonathan Corum/The New York Times)
White House plans to counter climate change 'will erode our national security,' 58 former officials warn
March 5, 2019 - 12:54pm
Measles vaccine doesn't cause autism, says a new, decade-long study of half a million people
March 5, 2019 - 9:14am
Troy Hardy stands outside his home March 4, 2019 in Smiths Station, Alabama. He was inside with his Susie and 4-year-old grandson when the tornado struck the day before. Photo for The Washington Post by Kevin D. Liles
Alabama tornado survivors reckon with 'Armageddon'
March 5, 2019 - 7:25am
March 4, 2019
Mike Bridavsky and his famous, and now scientifically significant, cat, Lil Bub. Photo: Bridavsky.
Scientists have finally discovered what makes celebrity cat Lil Bub so 'magical'
March 4, 2019 - 3:39pm
February 26, 2019
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources researchers, shown here pulling in catfish, conduct a fish survey on the Red River in 2015. A new report from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency found that the number of fish species progressively declines downstream, as water quality deteriorates from pollutants. Forum News Service file photoplay button
New report finds more contamination along Red River due to increased precipitation
February 26, 2019 - 2:02pm
February 25, 2019
The idea of an ad hoc group to reassess the government's climate science findings represents a modified version of a plan championed by William Happer, the National Security Council's senior director. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
White House to select federal scientists to reassess government climate findings, sources say
February 25, 2019 - 8:28am