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Green Driving Tips

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency shared these tips for being green. Greening your vehicle and your driving habits EVs (electric vehicles), PHEVs (plug-in hybrid electric vehicles), PZEVs (partial zero emission vehicles), and the traditional ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles, oh

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Benefits of twenty degrees below zero actual temperatures

Besides the fun tricks you can do with boiling water when it’s -20 degrees outside there are a couple of other benefits. One big benefit the forest might see is a die off of the Emerald Ash Borer. According to

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50% more snow than normal, use salt sparingly

Snow removal companies in our neck of the woods are in good spirits thanks to all of the snow we have received. On the North Shore and Gunflint Trail our snowiest months are February and March but we’re already at

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Lightning flashes in the sky

1, 2, 3, 4 BOOM! Thunder rattles in the distance. Is the lightning four miles away? That’s what we used to say. Here’s what Becky Bolinger has to say on Earth Sky’s website. How far away was that lightning? You

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In Favor of Mining

Have you let the powers that be know your position on mining near the Boundary Waters?  There’s still time to let the DNR know how you feel about the proposal. According to the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy the proposal

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Super Blue, Red, Lunar Eclipse

The second full moon of the month is happening on January 31st and that makes it a blue moon. Turns out that’s not the only thing happening with the moon this month according to Spaceweather.com. “Three lunar events will come

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Night Sky Theater presents the Ursid Meteor Shower

We’re so lucky to live where we can be treated to so many special features in our night sky. The lack of light pollution and the big open spaces of our lake country offer the world’s best theater. While the

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Solstice Coming Soon

The winter solstice occurs this week on the 21st of December. The sun will rise about 7:47am and will set just a little more than eight hours later at 4:11pm. That leaves a lot of time in the dark but

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Volunteer Opportunities

Lake levels, loons or luminaries? These are just a few of the things involved with the plethora of volunteer opportunities with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. You can monitor lake levels, record the number of loons you see on

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Who Knew?

You learn something new every day. With the list of “Six Green Alternatives”  for Christmas I learned six new things! The list is from from Green Line Paper Company. Six Green Alternatives Every Christmas season, U.S. consumers purchase tons of

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