Cases of harmful chemicals in products are increasingly familiar, and regulations now restrict many undesirable uses. But what is going on in Minnesota to develop alternatives we can use more safely?
Some algae in Minnesota lakes and streams can be harmful to you and your pets. High summer temps can lead to more toxic blooms, so keep your dogs and kids out of suspicious green water.
A new search tool helps you easily find water quality information on Minnesota lakes and streams.
Each year, the MPCA's Emergency Management Unit fields more than 2,500 calls. From chemical fires and train derailments, to mercury spills and tornadoes, these incidents all need a swift, effective response.
MPCA's Air Quality Index website has new interface with easier-to-read info and more real-time data — to help you schedule recreation activities and reduce exposure during periods of higher pollution.
The research also looked at pathways, trends and potential ways to reduce nitrogen pollution in our rivers and streams.
Conservation practices can reap many benefits for farmers, according to Mike Peterson who farms in the Northfield area of southeast Minnesota.
It took nearly 30 years to fill this parcel of land with residential trash. It took just three months to reduce the size of the pile by about a third.
Craiglist and other classified ads abound for junk removal and free appliance and metal recycling. Sometimes the trash ends up illegally dumped.
They save energy, increase property value, capture rainfall, reduce CO2, and improve air quality. They're awesome.
Getting ready for fishing season? Choosing non-toxic fishing tackle will help protect eagles, loons, and other wildlife.
Interested in AmeriCorps service with Minnesota GreenCorps for 2013-2014 program year? Apply now.
Lake Byllesby is popular for boating, fishing and swimming. However, the lake suffers from excess nutrient levels that fuel algal blooms. Farm runoff is one source of those nutrient levels.
New tools help MPCA and DNR staff monitor water quality in the Whitewater River watershed in southeastern Minnesota.