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May 17, 2019
Red panda at the Red River Zoo in 2009.
Missing red panda found in tree near Fargo zoo
May 17, 2019 - 10:37am
May 10, 2019
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Floodwaters leave East Grand Forks Greenway covered in trash
May 10, 2019 - 6:08am
May 8, 2019
University of North Dakota space studies graduate students (left to right) Peter Henson, Jared Peick and Stefan Tomovic spent two weeks living in an inflatable habitat designed to simulate the conditions of a mission on the moon or Mars. Ken Chase / WDAYplay button
UND students finish two week 'space' mission
May 8, 2019 - 7:12pm
May 6, 2019
A photo of Fargo's 1897 flood from the USDA's report on Red River flooding, a 1922 document that suggested a diversion on the Wild Rice River and clearing the Red's channel of trees and debris from Wahpeton, N.D., to Canada.
McFeely: A century ago, a call for a diversion to stop Red River flooding
May 6, 2019 - 7:03pm
May 5, 2019
Richard Goodkind, St. Louis Park, Minn., painted this brook trout, which will appear on the 2019 Minnesota trout and salmon stamp. Image courtesy of Minnesota DNR
Best indicator of water quality? Look for trout
May 5, 2019 - 8:50am
Connor Geary gathers a bucket of water from Brown’s Creek in Stillwater last month before testing it for clarity and temperature. Geary is a volunteer with the Metropolitan Council’s Citizen-Assisted Monitoring Program. It is one of several water-watching groups in the state organized by nonprofits or government agencies.
Volunteers — and even robots — monitor water quality of lakes and streams across Minnesota
May 5, 2019 - 8:45am
May 2, 2019
Como Zoo has a new resident – a snow leopard cub born Tuesday, April 30, 2019. This was the first pregnancy for the cub’s 4-year-old mother, Alya, and 6-year-old father, Moutig, and the first snow leopard birth at Como Zoo since 2007.  (Courtesy of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory)
Snow leopard cub born at Como Zoo in St. Paul
May 2, 2019 - 8:09pm
April 30, 2019
A red-bellied woodpecker in the District of Columbia's Rock Creek Park. The eBird Project blends birdwatchers' sightings with satellite photos and data about many species. The combination produces precise digital maps predicting when and where threatened and endangered birds migrate. Washington Post photo by Bill O'Leary.
A new effort to save birds pinpoints in amazing detail where they fly
April 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
Phyllis Johnson, who is a former University of North Dakota vice president for research and economic development as well as a U.S. Department of Agriculture senior executive and scientist, mixes her strong stance on climate change with religion when she visits Lutheran churches in eastern North Dakota. She is a vice president of the Eastern North Dakota Synod. Eric Hylden / Forum News Service
Longtime research leader says addressing climate change is the 'Christian thing to do'
April 30, 2019 - 6:00am
April 28, 2019
A melting iceberg in Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, June 14, 2014.  (Michael Kirby Smith/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)
New EPA document tells communities to brace for climate change impacts
April 28, 2019 - 12:30pm
April 25, 2019
North St. Paul police posted this photo of a young black bear before it was fatally shot by a state conservation officer on Thursday, April 25. Courtesy of North St. Paul Police Department
Authorities kill black bear that 'posed an immediate safety threat' in St. Paul
April 25, 2019 - 7:38pm
April 24, 2019
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WATCH: East Grand Forks gophers prove to be a pesky problem to solve
April 24, 2019 - 9:14pm
April 23, 2019
Keep the drones on the ground during wildfire season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources advises. Flying drones over wildfire areas is both dangerous and illegal. (Forum News Service photo)
Ground the drones during spring fire season, Minnesota DNR advises
April 23, 2019 - 1:53pm
April 22, 2019
Red sprites brightened the night sky west of Oklahoma City on Wednesday, April 17.   Photo for The Washington Post courtesy of Paul Smith
Elusive red sprites, like glowing jellyfish in the night sky, photographed in Oklahoma
April 22, 2019 - 1:34pm
April 21, 2019
Zulema Hernandez, center, and her daughter Juventina Herrera participate in the Rio Grande Valley Climate March at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, Texas, on March 3, 2019.  Washington Post photo by Carolyn Van Houten
Butterflies were symbols of rebirth - then they started disappearing
April 21, 2019 - 11:03am