The EPA's largest research vessel, The Lake Guardian, is docked along the DECC's harborside on Monday. Scientists aboard the ship collect data to evaluate all five of the Great Lakes.
The Minnesota DNR adds Aitkin, Carlton and Pine Counties to the burn restriction list. Only the Arrowhead allows for burning, with a permit.
A DNR study has concluded that high-capacity wells are draining three central Wisconsin lakes. The report recommends creating a water use district to implement steps to reduce the wells' impacts.
A government study concluded rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts were longer across most of the western United States over the past 50 years as climate change warmed the planet.
Firefighters are making headway against a blaze in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.
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