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.

DNR turns to helicopters for restocking fish in remote lakes

The DNR used to drop trout from planes, but recently tried using a helicopter with more success.

Why is Minnesota the only mainland state with an abundance of wolves?

In October, federal wildlife officials announced they were delisting the wolf, removing endangered species protections.

Test developed by U could help hemp farmers keep crops legal

It could help ID seeds that will yield too much THC.

Biologist pitches dramatic plan to keep some Minnesota lakes pristine

Minnesota has saved its most prized natural landmarks — towering old growth pines, dramatic waterfalls, pockets of native prairie — by protecting them within the…

To protect Mississippi River dam, Army Corps may build an island near Hastings

The upstream land mass would act as a windbreak and provide habitat for birds

Minneapolis woman saves 200-year-old elm destined for chopping block

The tree, one of the few old elms left in the Twin Cities, towered over a small channel of Minneapolis' Lake of the Isles long before Minnesota was a state.

St. Croix River water quality improving, phosphorus pollution remains a threat

The river is still one of the cleanest in the Upper Midwest.

Minnesota well water tests show no evidence of coronavirus

University of Minnesota researchers hope to start a larger study next year.

Nature Conservancy buys, preserves more than 2,000 acres of Superior National Forest

The land and six lakes will be protected as a wild corridor.

Emerald ash borer found in Carver, Sibley counties

The beetle has been spotted in 25 of the state's 87 counties. Experts say infestation can't be stopped.