Study provides "teaching moments” for schools to not only expand and improve their recycling and composting programs but to help students learn how much waste they generate.
Winter is knocking at the door, which means it’s time to start preparing your cabin for the cold weather ahead. Here are some tips that can help you save energy and prevent costly problems.
Exhaust from idling cars isn't good for anyone, but it's particularly unhealthy for young, developing lungs. Yet at schools and day cares, it's not uncommon to see cars lined up for long minutes right where kids are loading and unloading.
New technology provides farmers with an arsenal of ways to keep nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen on fields and out of Minnesota’s lakes and streams. These nutrients can fuel algal blooms that hurt aquatic life and recreation.
Organizations seeking citizens in south-central Minnesota to lead the Le Sueur River Watershed project, which will include identifying areas for protection and restoration.
Intense storms of late spring can wash soil and other pollutants into rivers. Producers can use several techniques to protect their soil and water quality.
Coal tar, a known carcinogen, leaches from conventional sealants into lakes, streams and wetlands. A Minnesota firm leads the way in new approach.
Dairy’s quality efforts encompass milk, environmental stewardship
Several organizations and citizens partner in a project to restore Sauk River Watershed banks and shores.
During the summer of 2009, MPCA monitoring crews completed the second season of monitoring as part of a ten-year effort to assess the condition of rivers, streams, and lakes in Minnesota.
Nancy Carver has led by example by restoring her shoreline on Little Rock Lake to native flowers and grasses and helping educate her neighbors on how to develop restoration plans for their shorelines.
A Renville County farmer strategically planted tree windbreaks, shelterbelts and prairie grass buffers to keep soil and nutrients on cropland.
Jennifer Ender has her hand on the pulse of rivers in southeast Minnesota. As a pollution control specialist for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, she checks the health of several rivers and contributing streams twice a month.
Long-haul trucker Paul Ahles installed a new auxiliary power unit to provide heating/cooling and electricity without having to idle the truck's big engine. Ahles' investment saves him an estimated $500 per month!