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.

Researchers work to identify every creature and plant in Minnesota

The University of Minnesota's Bell Museum has already assembled 650,000 observations for its Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas.

Minnesota drivers hit thousands of deer a year. Here's where it happens most.

Researchers are mapping out the most likely stretches of road in the state for hitting deer to help road engineers figure out where to prioritize fences or other protections.

Floodwater overwhelms sewage systems in nearly 100 Minnesota communities

Wastewater treatment plants had to pump raw sewage into rivers to avoid widespread backups.

Seventeen manure pits reportedly overflow at large feedlots in southern Minnesota

Heavy rain has spilled an unknown amount of livestock waste into the environment.

White Earth won't enforce water permits on non-tribal land

The band said a more comprehensive approach is needed to protect water in the area.

Minnesota to ban sales of invasive jumping worms

The state DNR is worried the damaging worm may be sold as fishing bait; the ban goes into effect July 1.

Small ponds in Minnesota prairies may save species

The shallow, unnamed ponds called oxbows are key for some of the state's most endangered critters.

Environmental groups say Minnesota failed to stop polluters, should hold statehouse hearings on enforcement

From industrial plants to farm country pollution, the MPCA, DNR, MDH and MDA have lapsed in environmental enforcement, a coalition of environmental groups claims.

Biologists: To save fireflies, turn off backyard lights this summer

A critical mating season for fireflies is about to begin. It could be upset by too much light.

Water turned dark and dirty after Elko New Market tested aquifer

Water polluted with manganese destroyed appliances and ruined clothes after the suburb ran an aquifer test.