Naturalists expect strong presence of snowy owls this year

The Indiana Audubon Society is giving a heads up to owl fans this winter, as another possible invasion of the all-white snowy owl is beginning in Indiana. The usually absent arctic owl only visits the state during cyclical “irruptions” occurring every four to five...

Climate change and its impact on Lake Superior fishing

Many of Minnesota and Ontario’s lakes are getting warmer, including Lake Superior. Researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have found that surface-water temperatures in Lake Superior have consistently...

Elusive snakes challenge conservationists

In Ontario, at-risk snakes are difficult to locate in the Georgian Bay, Bruce Peninsula and Long Point areas, but researchers say that it doesn’t mean they aren’t there.  A research team studying the Massassauga rattler and eastern fox snakes hope to develop reliable...

The whole deck is wild in this new game

“What in the Wild,” a new card game released by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, is designed to teach elementary students about Michigan wildlife in a unique and fun way. The game contains 120 cards featuring plant and animal species and the food, water,...

Whitmer and Nessel expected to fight Line 5 tunnel agreement

Michigan’s new governor and attorney general are expected to try to undo state agreements with Enbridge to build a Line 5 oil pipeline tunnel, even if the current administration, as expected, pushes through the agreements before the end of the year. Read the...

New tech helps vessels enter canal locks

A Finnish technology group has partnered with Canada’s CSL Group to develop a system to help facilitate a vessel’s approach and entrance into locks along the St. Lawrence Seaway system. Read the full story in the St. Catharines...