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.


University of Minnesota, Morris becomes carbon neutral in electricity use

Two wind turbines produce much of the power used on campus.


Unlikely food source may be behind moose success at Voyageurs Park

Voyageurs moose have a robust ally — or, perhaps, a sacrificial pawn — that others don't: American beavers.


Partisan fight over emission standards threatens $60 million in Minnesota environmental trust fund projects

Some still hold out hope that the money will be freed up in the special session.


Meatpacking is nearly normal, but workers left to cope with COVID-19's toll

More than 30,000 meatpacking workers nationally have fallen ill. At least 100 have died, with the lives of others upended or permanently altered.


Potato irrigation project in Minnesota's Pineland Sands area faces another challenge

Environmental groups say an impact study is necessary.


Airborne dust may spur toxic algae blooms on remote Minnesota lakes

Scientists are racing to find out how blue-green algae reaches the waters in Minnesota's pristine natural areas.


Restoration work to prevent river flooding at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

The $4.1 million project will help control water levels on the federal conservation land.


Mystery remains over death outside pawn shop during Minneapolis unrest

Weeks after Calvin Horton Jr. was shot, his family has few answers


Floyd's autopsy makes medical examiner a rare target of anger

Prosecutors' release of Dr. Andrew Baker's preliminary findings highlighting other factors in George Floyd's death led to a storm of criticism that defense attorneys say is unfair.


DNR: No impact study needed for potato irrigation project in Minnesota's Pineland Sands area

The project still requires water appropriation permits from the DNR, which could include some limits on nitrogen fertilizer and pesticide use.