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A Surplus Of Bad Ideas

A Surplus Of Bad Ideas

The currently proposed spending levels offered by the DFL-controlled Senate would see the next state budget slash $34.5 million dollars from environmental and natural resources sections of the budget. Continue reading

Posted on by Paul Austin | Posted in Featured Stories, Lakes, Rivers and Water, Legacy Amendment, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment
Is it true that #BeerSavesLakes?

Is it true that #BeerSavesLakes?

We are excited to announce that Conservation Minnesota and Coors Light have teamed up to better engage Minnesota lake users on the health and care of the lakes we play in. Continue reading

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Phthalates – hazards in flooring and children’s products

Phthalates – hazards in flooring and children’s products

Phthalates are hormone-disrupting chemicals that can impact health at very low doses, putting fetuses and young children at highest risk. Continue reading

Posted on by Kathleen Schuler | Posted in Featured Stories, Healthy Kids and Families | Tagged , , | 1 Comment
Is Minnesota doing right by its water?

Is Minnesota doing right by its water?

Wise stewards don’t wait for a crisis to think, let alone act. Continue reading

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It’s that time of year!  Emerald ash borer season is upon us.

It’s that time of year! Emerald ash borer season is upon us.

Currently, the emerald ash borer is largely contained in the metro area and certain parts of southwestern Minnesota. Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Newsletter: A New Day for Renewable Energy

Spring 2015 Newsletter: A New Day for Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy is now less expensive to build than power sources that rely on fossil fuels. Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Newsletter: Meet The Community Coordinators

Spring 2015 Newsletter: Meet The Community Coordinators

In the past year we have added a new team of five Community Coordinators working in regions that cover more than half the state. Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Newsletter: Phasing Out Microplastics

Spring 2015 Newsletter: Phasing Out Microplastics

It’s hard to believe something so small can have such a huge impact, but that’s exactly what we’ve discovered about plastic microbeads Continue reading

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Minnesota, Carp, and Locks

Minnesota, Carp, and Locks

How in the world can we stop Invasive Carp from entering our beloved rivers and lakes? Continue reading

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Why Phosphorus?

Why Phosphorus?

When discussing runoff pollution and the various ways to mitigate its impacts, phosphorus is often the first, or at least the most prominent, pollutant mentioned. Continue reading

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Roll Out the Green Carpet

Roll Out the Green Carpet

The Environmental Initiative Awards is an uplifting reminder about the tremendous passion and commitment we have for Minnesota’s lakes, lands and way of life. Continue reading

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Everyone Is Talking About Buffer Strips

Everyone Is Talking About Buffer Strips

I have to say I’ve been quite surprised by one thing: everyone is talking about buffer strips. Continue reading

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We’re Not There Yet

We’re Not There Yet

While Vitter-Udall TSCA bill improves on current law in a few areas, it is worse in other areas. Continue reading

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Cleaner Water, More Habitat, Bipartisan Support

Cleaner Water, More Habitat, Bipartisan Support

A new measure to improve the water quality of our rivers and streams while creating thousands of acres of important wildlife habitat has bipartisan support. Continue reading

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Why Would We Slow the Growth of Clean Energy Businesses?

Why Would We Slow the Growth of Clean Energy Businesses?

Minnesota is a hotbed for clean energy business growth. Which is why I’m scratching my head to understand why legislators have introduced a bill designed to create gridlock and slow down this progress. Continue reading

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