• Nature Matters: MN 20/20 Wants More Solar Power

    In the last few years, the State of Minnesota's has begun some ambitious efforts to shift to sustainable forms of energy in the public sector. At least one group of people, though, thinks efforts to electrify private homes via the sun have fallen short. In this week's Nature Matters, Dave Anderson talks with the group's spokesman about overcoming the hurdles that keep Minnesota's solar future cloudy.

  • Your Green Life: "City of Duluth Going Green"

    The Local Energy Action Plan, or LEAP, counsel met at the DTA office in Duluth earlier this week to further discuss a plan to make Duluth a more sustainable city. The intent of the meeting was to gather public feedback to the draft plan, and consider possible changes. In this week's Your Green Life Meteorologist Adam Lorch reports on the possible sustainable changes in Duluth's future.

  • Your Green Life: "Biking to Campus"

    A company in the cities thought of a way to incentivize riding bikes instead of driving a car by offering deals and discounts at local businesses. Here in the Northland, UMD has adopted this new trend and offered its students prizes for peddling sustainably to class. In this weeks "Your Green Life" Meteorologist Adam Lorch get schooled on the 'Bike to Campus' Program.

  • Nature Matters: USCGC Alder Protects Great Lakes From Oil Spills

    It is estimated there are about 27 thousand lakes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The biggest, of course, is Lake Superior. School kids from Proctor recently learned how the Coast Guard keeps lake water clean.

  • Your Green Life: "Effects of Road Salt"

    Roadways in the Northland during our cold winter months are often treated with salts for the safety of the public. But what effect do those extra salts have on our ecosystem? In this weeks Your Green Life, Adam Lorch looks at the effect of this culinary seasoning on our roads and environment.

  • Your Green Life: "Art of Hair Salon"

    Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. But one Duluth stylist is making her customers hair more beautiful, while keeping the environment in her Salon chemical free. In this week's Your Green Life, Adam Lorch heads to a salon where they are styling and brushing their way into the green community.

  • Your Green Life:"Green 2012"

    With 2012 behind us and a fresh year to come, what resolutions can you make to become more sustainable? Last year our communities took several steps in the green direction, both big and small. In this weeks "Your Green Life" Adam Lorch looks at some of the accomplishments of the year, and explains how even a small step in the green direction can still make a big difference.

  • Your Green Life: "Reuse Gift Cards"

    One of the most common gifts during the holiday's for that hard to buy for person is a gift card. But after cashing in on the card, it is tossed in the trash. But one school in Duluth had an idea to recycle the gift cards. In this weeks "Your Green Life" Adam Lorch strums a tune on a, green, note.

  • Your Green Life: "Gilley's Naturals"

    It's not only large corporations and cities that are trying to take steps in a greener direction, but small businesses in small towns are also finding success in going green. In this weeks "Your Green Life" Adam Lorch treks north to the quiet town of Cook Minnesota for some organic health and body products.

  • Minnesota Power Wind Energy Project Complete

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A project by Minnesota Power to help bring more clean energy to the Northland is finally complete.