Josephine Marcotty | Star Tribune
Reporter | Environment

Marcotty has been working as a journalist since she attended college at the University Michigan, but has spent most of her career at the Star Tribune. She lives in south Minneapolis — within biking distance of the newsroom — with her husband and her dog. She spends a lot of time on the water, either on the lakes in her neighborhood, or on Lake Superior where she is learning to sail.


Virus found on Minn. deer farm inflicting quick, suspicious deaths

There are no known health risks to humans from the finding in a captive herd, the state Board of Animal Health said.


Isle Royale wolf relocation project done for the year

Bad weather shuts down trapping and transfer to the island.


Plan to help Minnesota's loons is a finalist for BP oil spill money

Minnesota's proposal would provide $7.5 million to improve and expand loon nesting habitat and create a public campaign to reduce the use of lead fishing tackle in northern lakes, the leading cause of loon deaths.


Lawsuit demands 3M pay for PFC medical studies nationwide

Ohio class action says taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for health impact research.


Conservation groups sue state over use of environmental fund

Conservation groups say money is being used for infrastructure projects.


Two new wolves from Minnesota arrive on Isle Royale

National Park Service officials hope to capture and transfer up to eight this fall in an effort to rebuild their population.


As ash trees succumb, conservationists rebuild forest along Mississippi

The rebuilding of the canopy comes with an eye toward climate change.


More wolves will arrive on Isle Royale this fall

National Park Service lays out a plan for new chapter in long story of island's wolves and moose.


Business of mining set to return near the Boundary Waters area

The federal government's sudden decision to reopen mineral exploration just outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was a resounding defeat for wilderness advocates. But for the mining industry, it means back to business as usual.


Feds' mining move near BWCA fulfills Trump, Pence vows

The mining industry won a major victory in Minnesota when the federal government lifted a controversial stay on minerals exploration in the area just outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.