Changes in temperatures and precipitation are already affecting our state’s environment, economy, and communities. A new report highlights what the state is doing to adapt.
For many of us Minnesotans, summer means getting out in the yard and garden. Here are a few tips to help give your lawn and garden an environmentally friendly boost this year.
MPCA teams are out this summer checking the health of Minnesota waters. KARE-11 filmed the crew working on the Ripple River south of Aitkin to show what they're doing.
For years, Katya and Mark Gordon have spent part of their summer on Lake Superior monitoring water quality. They see that rising temperatures are affecting water clarity.
Summer is here, and while water enthusiasts and pets enjoy swimming and boating when the weather is calm and sunny, these conditions are perfect for growing blue-green algae, which can be harmful to both people and animals.
Switching over to a city sewer system from a septic system? Here's what to do with your current septic tank.
MPCA has redesigned its Air Quality Index (AQI) forecasting and alert program so it can forecast air quality conditions statewide.
David Tacke has been a volunteer water monitor for 3 years in Fillmore County. He's passionate about offering time and talent for the greater good.
The recent rain has greened up our lawns and gardens, but if we are not careful, it can also green up our urban lakes and rivers — and that's not good.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes government agency partnerships to collect hazardous wastes
Minnesota has an increasing salty water problem, harming freshwater fish & other aquatic life. Salt in the form of chloride is finding its way to lakes and rivers from road salt runoff & water softener discharge.
An estimated 40 million mattresses are thrown away each year in the United States. Since more than 80% of a mattress can be recycled, that's a lot going to waste going to the landfill — but not in Duluth.
More than 1,300 citizen monitors gather data for the MPCA, but more are needed to reach the 69,000 miles of rivers and more than 12,000 lakes in the state.
Deadline to apply: May 2. $25,000 grant for an assistance provider interested in helping these businesses adopt more environmentally sustainable operations.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency was one of just three Minnesota organizations to receive Performance Excellence Awards at the PENworks 2017 Conference.