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February 17, 2019
Alexandria Villasenor, 13, skips school to strike in front of the United Nations, with signs reading: "School Strike 4 Climate" and "Cop24 Failed Us." Photo for The Washington Post by Sarah Blesener
How a 7th grader's strike against climate change exploded into a movement
23 hours 13 min ago
February 13, 2019
Opportunity's heat shield impact site is seen on Mars in an approximately true-color mosaic of panoramic camera images taken Dec. 28, 2004. On the left, the main heat shield piece is inverted and its metallic insulation layer glints in the sunlight. Handout courtesy of NASA/JPL/Cornell
NASA says goodbye to record-setting Mars rover Opportunity
February 13, 2019 - 3:40pm
February 12, 2019
The sun sets on the Mojave National Preserve in Kelso, Calif., on Feb. 5. The public lands bill passed by the Senate Tuesday would connect the preserve with Death Valley National Park. Photo for The Washington Post by Jenna Schoenefeld
Senate passes the decade's biggest public lands package
February 12, 2019 - 5:59pm
The level of Lake Superior is excepted to remain above normal through most of 2019, but probably won't hit any record levels, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hydrologists say.  Forum News Service file photo
Lake Superior dropped in January but remains above normal levels
February 12, 2019 - 9:37am
February 8, 2019
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler at the White House on July 18, 2018. Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.
Under Trump, EPA inspections fall to a 10-year low
February 8, 2019 - 5:32pm
February 6, 2019
File photo of damage in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Oct. 13, 2018. (Chang W. Lee/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)
Wildfires, hurricanes and other extreme weather cost the nation 247 lives, nearly $100 billion in damage during 2018
February 6, 2019 - 1:08pm
January 30, 2019
The emerald ash borer is a small, metallic green beetle native to Asia that is about 1/2 inch long and 1/8 inch wide. Special to The Forum
A benefit of extreme cold: It kills the dreaded emerald ash borer
January 30, 2019 - 6:55pm
January 29, 2019
A shot of the brambling at the Shroyer family home earlier this week. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Perala)
Rare bird repeatedly spotted near Richwood, Minn.
January 29, 2019 - 6:47pm
January 25, 2019
Doug Franke, area wildlife manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Thief River Falls, photographed this mule deer buck Jan. 14 off U.S. Highway 59 north of Thief River Falls. The buck, which appeared physically healthy, was shot by DNR conservation officer Tony Elwell on Jan. 17 after acting disoriented and posing a threat to motorists along the highway. Results from lymph node and brain tests are pending. (Photo/ Doug Franke, Minnesota DNR)      play button
UPDATE WITH VIDEO: DNR shoots wayward mule deer acting strangely near Thief River Falls
January 25, 2019 - 10:23am
January 24, 2019
In this 2009 file photo, a 1-ton sandbag, ready for deployment during a dike breach, sits on the tarmac at the North Dakota Air National Guard in Fargo. David Samson /  The Forum
2019 Outlook: Low chance of flooding on the Red River and Devils Lake Basin
January 24, 2019 - 4:25pm
January 20, 2019
Blood moon. iStock.com/Richard Par
Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse visible Sunday night
January 20, 2019 - 7:00am
January 17, 2019
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
WATCH: Japan launches rocket carrying 7 satellites
January 17, 2019 - 6:27pm
January 16, 2019
This great horned owl was returned home Wednesday morning following a two-month recovery from a snowplow injury. Submitted Photo
ND owl takes wing following recovery from snow plow injury
January 16, 2019 - 3:03pm
January 15, 2019
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WATCH: Red River Basin Commission gathers to discuss climate change's impact on region
January 15, 2019 - 7:27pm
Blood moon
Total lunar eclipse will produce a rare Blood Moon on Sunday
January 15, 2019 - 9:20am
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