Byproducts of a working port: Comments sought for multiple Duluth harbor sites’ contaminated sediment cleanup options

Decades before water quality concerns led to environmental protection laws, maritime and industrial activities’ contaminated the harbor’s sediment.

Blue-green algae: If in doubt, stay out

Summer is here, and while water enthusiasts and pets enjoy swimming and boating when the weather is calm and sunny, these conditions are also perfect for growing blue-green algae, which can be harmful to both people and animals.

Hibbing’s air quality forecast shows improvement after Public Utilities Commission enforcement

According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, less dust and lower carbon dioxide are in store for the Hibbing area.

MPCA seeks comments from public on proposed dairy in Wilkin County

The public may submit written comments on the Campbell Dairy EAW until 4:30 p.m. on July 12, 2017.

MPCA seeks comments from public on proposed hog feedlot expansion in Waseca County

The MPCA prepared an Environmental Assessment Worksheet on the proposal and the public may submit written comments on the Leilyn Hogs EAW until 4:30 p.m., July 12, 2017. 

State of Minnesota plans for changing climate

A new report by the Interagency Climate Adaptation Team calls out many climate change related developments in Minnesota.

Pomme de Terre River water quality shows slight improvement, more testing under way

This spring and summer state and local water quality scientists will be doing a second round of intensive testing of water quality and biology in the watershed.

Meeting on Mississippi Headwaters water quality scheduled for June 20

This watershed is home to the famous headwaters of the Upper Mississippi River Basin and includes about 685 river miles and more than 1,000 lakes that attract thousands of anglers in search of walleye and other game fish.