According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 30% of groceries in the United States gets thrown away every year. Here are some tips to help.
We track data related to the goals of our agency — air pollutants, water restoration, and how quickly we issue permits.
Recent heavy snow combined with warmer temperatures has rivers rising rapidly and flooding. Protect your home by getting rid of or moving hazardous household products.
The MPCA released a draft state plan for public comment in February of 2018, and the final version balances and reflects the large amount of wide-ranging input heard.
The official Earth Day may only come once a year, but you can celebrate it every day. Here are some earth-friendly things you can do to help protect the air we breathe, the water we use, and the land we live on.
It started in 1998 with 17 volunteers monitoring the health of 22 stream sites in southeast Minnesota. Today there are more than 400 volunteers and 500 stream sites across Minnesota.
The app allows you to go outside and point your phone at the sky. Then it tells you if it's cloudy, sunny, or raining — or many other things.
Learn how you can save water and money by check your toilets and faucets for leaks.
A traveling exhibit exploring the science and emotion of Minnesota's water will be at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County March 13 through June 17.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes Sunnyside Marina for voluntary improvements to their boat-wash operations. Their new treatment system collects and cleans wash water, reducing water use by 80%.
Scenic North Shore's increasing development and altered drainage have contributed to 7 impaired streams.
MPCA is accepting applications from organizations interested in becoming host sites for the 2018-2019 year of the Minnesota GreenCorps program.
The MPCA's five-year strategic plan focuses on 16 goals that accelerate environmental and human health benefits and better serve agency customers.
The draft plan details the first phase of spending settlement funds to replace large, older, dirtier diesel equipment or vehicles with newer equipment that runs much cleaner. The plan is open for public comment through March 19.
Water quality in the Lower Minnesota River Watershed has persistent problems with excess phosphorus, sediment, bacteria, and other contaminants, according to a new MPCA report.