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.


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.


Missing Duluth Harbor dredging settlement found, but questions remain on interpretation

The Army Corps will continue propping up Minnesota Point with channel fill, but foes of the practice dispute the meaning.


Minnetonka settles dispute over mountain bike trail through endangered bee haven

The city will boost bee habitat in Lone Lake Park.


University of Minnesota leads project to boost yield, uses of crop that could cut water pollution

The U is leading research effort into boosting production of Kernza, a new strain of wheatgrass.


Donald Mayer, mechanical engineer and patent holder, dies of COVID-19 complications at 90

He spent much of his career at Thermo King Corp. in Bloomington, where he earned his 12 patents.


Minnesota moose will not be listed as federally endangered species

Moose populations in Minnesota have fallen by more than 60% since 2006.


Are bison the key to bringing back Minnesota prairies?

Dakota County to explore how herd affects land at park reserve