• To Drill, or Not to Drill? That's the Wrong Question

    27 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    As we enter the second century of protecting, preserving, and respecting our wild spaces, certainly no one would actually consider undoing, reversing, and exploiting our national parks, forests, and monuments. Right?
    And yet, it has begun.
    Minnesota's Superior National Forest is now on the radar for underground mineral mining. In an area known for ‘the cleanest water in the world,' 234,000 acres were sheltered from mining exploration...until now.
    Saw Whet Owl , Superior National Forest. Photo by © Albert Herring
    Under fire for the last 30 years at varying degrees of effectiveness, the...
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