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.


Metropolitan State garden experiment helps students sow human connections

A community garden grown by students becomes an experiment in sowing human connections.


Met Council clears homeless 'Camp Quarantine' near smoldering Mpls. protest site

An estimated 100 people were living at the site a few weeks ago, well before this week's protests.


As virus loomed, Worthington pork plant refused to slow down

A week before JBS idled its Worthington pork plant, it was clear that meatpacking plants had become clusters of the virus. But until April 20, JBS was running the plant, which can slaughter as many as 21,000 hogs a day, at full tilt. JBS has made strides since shutting down, but workers say it was slow to react


Old river lock in Minneapolis could have new life as a park

Army Corps reviewing what to do with structure.


Boundary Waters, Voyageurs to open for day activities only

The decision to restrict access to the Boundary Waters during what is typically the start of the season was "particularly difficult," said Connie Cummins, Superior National Forest supervisor.


University of Minnesota tests whether coronavirus is moving into drinking water

The sampling will start as soon as the project financing is approved by Gov. Tim Walz, with the first results expected by the end of May.


Arloine Morris, a hunter, angler and quilter, dies of COVID-19 at 89

She was one of the first victims of the novel coronavirus in Minnesota.


On major Earth Day milestone, much of planet is on lockdown

A half-century later, it's easy to see some of the successes of the grassroots movement. Its legacy is less clear.


Minnesota researchers, cities seek cleaner ways to treat wastewater

Purifying method cuts energy use, emissions.


'Hole in the data': Coronavirus fight puts environmental fieldwork on hold

From monarch butterfly tracking, to river monitoring and wolf recovery, many projects face new hurdles.