How do you get people to care about something they can’t see and that rarely causes them any problems? That’s the dilemma for raising awareness of air quality in Minnesota.
Residents of Spring Park are now enjoying cleaner drinking water thanks to the state’s Superfund Program.
As the MPCA celebrates 50 years, the variety and complexity of environmental problems has changed, however our vision remains the same: Clean water, air and land support healthy communities and ecosystems, and a strong economy in Minnesota.
We track data related to the goals of our agency — air pollutants, water restoration, and how quickly we issue permits.
Is it legal to burn fallen branches and leaves in the backyard in St. Paul?
The MPCA has been monitoring water quality for five decades. While digging through old newsletters, we unearthed an interesting water monitoring relic.
Last week, the League of American Bicyclists, a national organization based in Washington, D.C., named the MPCA’s St. Paul office as one of its bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Businesses for 2017; the agency’s Duluth and Rochester offices received honorable mentions.
Since the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program’s inception under Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014, 365 farms have been certified across Minnesota.
The MPCA is providing bottled water and water purification systems to about 80 affected homes and will be testing at another 400-500 homes.
Climate change is posing many challenges for Minnesota, not least for our tree population. In an innovative response, the state government has begun a new initiative to introduce palm trees to Minnesota.
Above and beyond. MPCA recognizes Scott Helfman and Lloyd's Construction Services for managing flood debris and solid waste.
Once plagued by algal blooms and murky water, Bald Eagle Lake in the northern Twin Cities near Hugo is now much healthier — meeting state water quality standards for the first time in 37 years.
Like any myth, the green variety may sprout from kernels of truth. But many are based on false or outdated information.
When we think of breathing polluted air, we often focus on how it affects our lungs, such as by making asthma or other lung conditions worse. But air pollution can also have severe effects on our hearts.