Each year, Minnesotans throw away more than 850,000 tons of recyclables, worth around $153 million. Here's how we're reducing those numbers.
The holiday season brings gifts, parties, and shopping — it also brings an additional 1 million tons of waste. Make the holidays a little greener with these tips.
A new planning effort in northwest Minnesota takes a basin-wide approach to reducing the state's phosphorous contributions to the Red River, and to Canada's Lake Winnipeg.
Some Minnesota companies are helping expand the use of recycled materials in the state, thanks to market development grants from the MPCA.
Governor Walz appointed Katrina Kessler as MPCA commissioner effective November 1. Kessler has been serving as an assistant commissioner.
Sustained efforts by state and local organizations have improved water quality in several bodies of water around the state.
Cold temperatures are on their way. Don't let your septic system freeze. Here are some simple tips that can help you avoid costly problems with your septic system.
State and community leaders visited Faribault and Northfield to observe Minnesota climate resiliency efforts in action.
MPCA staff studied the river during this summer's extreme drought conditions to see if tighter limits on phosphorus are protecting aquatic life.
MPCA studies shows 75% of Minnesota lakes meet standards for recreation. Clean Water Fund dollars help answer water quality questions.
It's Septic Smart Week and Minnesota local governments are reporting significant progress in fixing inadequate septic systems around the state.
What are the health risks associated with living near a busy freeway? Bad enough to affect my home-buying decisions?
Are pets affected by poor air quality? Will wearing a mask help when I’m outside? What is particulate pollution? We’ve got the answers.
Minnesota rivers are shrinking in the drought; some have their lowest flows in decades. What will be the long term effects?