Greg Stanley | Star Tribune
Reporter | Environment

Greg Stanley is an environmental reporter for the Star Tribune. He has previously covered water issues, development and politics in Florida’s Everglades and in northern Illinois.

Stanley is a native of Milwaukee and loves the outdoors. He graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in English.


Scientists map zebra mussel genome; now to cripple them

University of Minnesota breakthrough could produce new ways to battle the destructive mussel.


Increased Minnesota boat fees will pay for lake grants to fight invasive species

It's the first increase on a special surcharge for invasive species management in more than 20 years.


Minnesota sturgeon returning to ancient spawning grounds as dams are removed

Fish that have been cut off from some areas for decades are starting to return.


Minnesota will use VW settlement cash to get polluting diesel vehicles off the road

The MPCA will use nearly $4 million to pay businesses, cities and nonprofits to replace old diesel trucks with those that have cleaner-burning diesel engines.


Photographer Jonathan Chapman, who saw beauty and developed talent, dies at 46

The last time Jessica Racer saw her father, Jonathan Chapman, they were at her brother’s baseball game. It was Father’s Day. Beyond the field stood…


Wildfires, lack of rain pose threat to Minnesota's air quality

Smoke from Canada could be especially bad this year.


Air pollution implicated in up to 4,000 Minnesota deaths a year

State researchers say risk is rural as well as urban.


Somalia beckons back those who left, ambassador says in Mpls.

Ambassador Ahmed Isse Awad says skilled workers and investment are needed for country's "rebirth."


State approves $4M to build National Loon Center in Crosslake

The center will need to raise $6 million before construction can begin.


Program to pay Minnesota home owners to let lawn go to bees

Lawmakers set aside $900,000 for pollinators, plus money for nongame wildlife fund.