Water that runs over paved driveways and parking lots, sprawling urban and suburban developments, and construction sites picks up pollution as it goes. Nationally, stormwater is a leading source of water pollution.
Minnesota GreenCorps and Chanhassen High School combine forces to reduce waste, save money and create a cleaner future.
They may not be from outer space, but emerald ash borers — small, invasive, iridescent green beetles — are attacking and killing ash trees here in Minnesota.
Changing lighting and conserving water can cut bills in half, leaving more money for other uses.
Air quality affects how we live and breathe. Up-to-date information allows you to make decisions based on air quality forecasts. Sign up for air quality alerts today.
The climate is a-changin', and science (and reality) tell us that heavy precipitation events are here to stay. And we need to adapt.
Air monitoring technicians at the MPCA work year round collecting data and maintaining equipment — so the rest of us can know what's in the air.
Read about a Minnesota GreenCorps member helping to harvest cottonwood tree cuttings. The cuttings will be planted on a floodplain of the Mississippi River this spring as part of a restoration effort.
The EPA estimates that every dollar spent on diesel emission reduction nets $13 in health benefits. Apply by April 23 for grants that can help you upgrade your older diesel engine.
Minnesota is the envy of every state in the nation. Find out how we got where we are.
Hazardous chemicals are used in manufacturing processes, packaging, and products. These chemicals can cause concern to us and the environment. See what the MPCA is doing to address these challenges.
The car or truck you drive may have a bigger effect on the environment than any other choice you make as a consumer. In Minnesota, over half of all air pollution comes from vehicles.
Nearly all of Minnesota’s 80 major watersheds are benefitting from projects supported by the Clean Water Fund, according to a recent report.
One of our most important jobs at the MPCA is to issue timely air, water and land permits that protect human health and the environment. A recent report shows we are doing well at issuing permits in a timely manner.
Meet Rick Person, a member of the Minnesota Retiree Environmental Technical Assistance Program, who offers his talent and experience to help small businesses reduce their impact on the environment.