This year, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is celebrating 50 years of protecting and improving Minnesota’s land, air, and water.
This 2017 study takes a look at the river from Lake Itasca to downtown Minneapolis, evaluating aquatic life and pollutants. It’s healthy up north, then has problems south of St. Cloud.
Salt helps keep our roads free from ice and safe for drivers, but its public safety benefits come with environmental drawbacks like polluted waters and poisoned aquatic wildlife.
The report is in on Minnesota’s air: Overall air quality is good, but there’s still work to be done. Get more info on The Air We Breathe: The state of Minnesota’s air quality 2017.
Lanesboro is hosting the Smithsonian Water/Ways travelling exhibit through February 19.
For a limited time, Safety-Kleen will give small businesses a 25% discount on the costs of switching to aqueous-based parts washers.
GreenCorps member shares her experience working with the Food Group (New Hope). The food bank acts as a warehouse and distribution center, partnering with hunger-relief agencies such as food shelves and meal programs.
MPCA has approved the watershed restoration and protection strategy report on the Buffalo River watershed in northwestern Minnesota.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes Ramsey County for responsible stormwater runoff management
There are more than 600 active Superfund sites around the state. Part of the evaluation process looks at the potential for vapor intrusion — a form of environmental contamination we have only recently begun to understand.
Planning a dinner party? Here are some tips for reducing the amount of wasted food.
Auto body repair shops can reduce VOC emissions by half or more by switching to water-based paints. Consumers can decide to look for auto body shops that have made the switch.
Clean Water Partnership awarded $3.45 million in low-interest loans to four local partners to reduce pollution by upgrading septic systems and implementing best management practices in their watersheds.
Lowell Deede developed a multi-site monitoring plan to track watershed water clarity and enrolled in the stream monitoring program.