Environment & Outdoors

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"To bee ... or not to bee.  That is the question ..."

Tom Kasper talks about dandelions - a weed in your yard but food for bees.

Author, naturalist and educator Larry Weber talks about this week's amazing northern lights and introduces us to the companion of his famous season Aut-Win: Win-Sprin!

Kim LaBo of the Healthy Legacy Coalition talks about a bill before the Minnesota Legislature that would make sure the public has information about any children's product that might contain toxic chemicals. 

3/18/15 Electric Buses

Mar 18, 2015
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A recent federal grant to the Duluth Transit Authority will bring some new improvements to the DTA fleet.  Two words: electric buses.  DTA Director Jim Heilig explains.

Outdoor enthusiast Bryan French on maple syrup - and another bizarre place to find edible sap.

Author and naturalist Larry Weber says the last five springs have been very unusual: either dryer and warmer than usual or colder and snowier.

MPIRG - Minnesota Public Interest Research Group

Whitney Morgan heads the Environmental Task Force at UMD's MPIRG chapter (MN Public Interest Research Group) and she says the organization offers a lot of varied learning experiences.

Hartley Nature Center

Tom O'Rourke, executive director of Hartley Nature Center, describes what the $600 thousand dollar award will do for park improvements.

UMD's Alison Hoxie is a professor of Renewable Energy Systems at UMD and she talks about UMD's small wind turbine project.

Tim Bates is the associate director of Rec Sports on campus ... and he says the skiing is great at UMD's Bagley Nature Center.

Master gardener Tom Kasper salutes the potato as the vegetable of the year, and gives a rundown of some important calendar events for 2015.

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Community Conversations goes over the Duluth City Council meeting regarding sustainability

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