Before water quality concerns led to environmental protection laws, maritime and industrial activities left a legacy of contaminated sediment throughout the Duluth-Superior harbor. Progress on cleaning up remaining pollutants is often measured one slip at a time.
A traveling exhibit exploring Minnesotans’ emotional connections with water will be on display at the state Capitol through March. Visit whenever the building is open to the public.
Nine communities got help with projects from a partnership between the MPCA and Conservation Corps Minnesota. Teens worked on projects to help strengthen resilience to climate change.
In a world rapidly transformed by digital communications, “old fashioned” paper still continues its trail from tree to office. At the MPCA, we may not be paperless yet, but we're getting closer.
The Freshwater Society's Road Salt Symposium (February 8) offers the latest innovations to reduce salt use while maintaining safe roads.
With wildfires burning up much of the west in 2017, Minnesota’s air quality this year was dominated by smoke. Will this be the new normal?
Is saving money one of your New Year's resolutions? Here are seven ways to save money and our environment in 2018.
The MPCA received $11.35 million to clean up a pit containing hazardous waste at the WDE Landfill in Anoka County.
New report shows that overall the Rainy River-Headwaters watershed’s water quality conditions are good to excellent.
The most wonderful time of the year can be expensive for you and the environment. This year, consider a new tradition. One that creates less waste, less stress, and more memories.
MPCA economists analyze the economics of regulations and policies to protect water, air, land and renewable resources.
We scatter an estimated 365,000 tons of salt in the metro area each year. Here's how to do it wisely on your own property.
With new charging stations, you can now travel by electric vehicle from the Twin Cities to Duluth. Interstate 35 now has a series of fast-charging stations that can charge an EV in about 30 minutes.
Drinking water standards for PFCs updated — MPCA to provide bottled water, filter systems to affected private well owners
When standards such as these are changed, the MPCA and MDH work with local officials to determine the best way to provide clean drinking water to area residents.
We use energy every day to heat, power, and light our homes. And using energy wisely can have a positive impact on our air and water quality. But many “energy myths” are a waste of time or money.