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2013-07-26 23:18:47

A dramatic story involving an Internet famous clan of Minnesota black bears and the research surrounding them moves into the courtroom Monday, July 29th in an epic battle between state officials and Wildlife Research Institute biologists. Ely, Minn. (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 It's a story that thousands of people around the world are following. Since Lily the black bear gave birth to Hope in a remote wilderness den via live webcam in 2010, scientists and many of us are seeing intimate...

2010-09-09 15:55:00

SANTA FE, N.M., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The results are in. Bear Head Lake in Ely, Minnesota, was named "America's Favorite Park" through Coca-Cola's "America Is Your Park" campaign. National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) President and Virginia State Parks Director, Joe Elton, shared the official news to a rousing round of applause at the NASPD Annual Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Quoting the news release from Coca-Cola, Elton shared that Bear Head Lake had received...

2010-07-08 11:55:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Conservation Fund, The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Blandin Paper Company (UPM) announced the completion of a working forest conservation easement that forever protects 187,876 acres of Northwoods forests, wetlands and shoreline currently owned by UPM, the largest conservation deal in the state's history. Minnesota exemplifies a nationwide trend in forest loss. Private forest ownership across the United States...

2008-09-30 15:00:23

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Karen Brandt, VP, Market Affairs, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, +1-703-875-9500 ext 28 MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A landmark conservation easement that preserves wildlife habitat, protects jobs and ensures public access to almost 80 square miles (200 square kilometres) of rich forestland in northern Minnesota has won Forest Capital Partners LLC the Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R) Inc. (SFI(R)) and Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation...

2008-07-07 06:00:12

By Janna Goerdt, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Jul. 7--BOVEY -- It's a problem that's only getting deeper. The water level in a nearly 5-mile-long chain of abandoned mine pits on the western Iron Range continues to rise, even as the debate persists over how to drain some of that water before the lake overflows into nearby Bovey, or the crumbling pit walls give way. If that happens, it's uncertain what would happen to Bovey and its population of 669, or to surrounding communities. Some...

2007-03-18 09:00:20

By Brad Dokken, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Mar. 18--Licensed bait dealers can continue trapping emerald shiners on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River, but private trappers will have to stop, now that spiny water fleas have been detected in the Rainy River basin. But it won't be business as usual, officials say. Bait dealers will have to go through training to learn about preventing the spread of spiny water fleas or their eggs. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Monday...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.