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Climate, Clean Water, and Clean Energy Forum

Did you know that between 2010 and 2011 Minnesota’s output of solar and wind power increased by 42%?  Or that Minnesota ranks 4th in the nation in terms of net electricity generated from wind energy? We have a lot to … Continue reading

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Pipeline Proposals Bring Environmental Concerns

Pipeline Proposals Bring Environmental Concerns

Not only are environmentalists concerned about the ultimate decision to authorize the Keystone XL Pipeline, the continuing concern on climate change emphasized in the latest United Nations IPCC report, and in our state the possible threat to clean water by … Continue reading

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A Lake Manager’s Notebook:  Bubba’s Swing

A Lake Manager’s Notebook: Bubba’s Swing

Professional golfer Bubba Watson has just won his second Master’s with a crappy swing, kindly described as “idiosyncratic.”  Yikes, this guy hit his 56-degree wedge 146 yards and has never had a golf lesson.  I recall a commentary of another … Continue reading

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Funding for the Great Outdoors Marches On

Funding for the Great Outdoors Marches On

“For the American people thus to allow such calamities to habitually occur, without adopting any adequate means for their prevention causes our country to be regarded as in some respects only semi-civilized.” General Christopher C. Andrews August 22, 1894 One … Continue reading

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Hidden Harm in Household Dust

Hidden Harm in Household Dust

By Kathleen Schuler The results are in! Phthalates are in household dust. http://www.cleanwateraction.org/files/publications/Hidden Harm – Household Dusts Dirty Secret.pdf Healthy Legacy tested five homes for phthalates in household dust. Five families with young children collected vacuum cleaner dust and sent it … Continue reading

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Legacy Funding is Having a Big Impact

Legacy Funding is Having a Big Impact

State Arts Board and the Regional Arts Council receive Legacy Partnership Award Continue reading

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We all do better when we all do better

We all do better when we all do better

In order to increase recycling rates in Minnesota, businesses need to be part of the equation. Continue reading

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Building a Better Minnesota

Building a Better Minnesota

This year Rep. Hausman has truly been one of the most dedicated advocates for conservation through her role as chair of the Capital Investments Committee Continue reading

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A Lake Manager’s Notebook: What We Don’t Know About AIS

A Lake Manager’s Notebook: What We Don’t Know About AIS

Then What Should We Do? Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are a major concern for our lakes and waters, yet we know surprisingly little about how they move, how to retard their movement, how to detect them early and how to … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Newsletter: Survey Results Guide Our 2014 Work

Spring 2014 Newsletter: Survey Results Guide Our 2014 Work

Every year at Conservation Minnesota, we ask Minnesotans like you what issues you believe are most important for protecting Minnesota’s lakes, land, and way of life.  Our board and staff then take that information, and use it to develop our … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Newsletter: Meet Our Legacy: Clean Water

Spring 2014 Newsletter: Meet Our Legacy: Clean Water

In 2008, Minnesotans voted overwhelmingly to restore and enrich our Great Outdoors by passing the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.  Now, in honor of the Amendment’s five-year anniversary, it is time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished.  Here’s a snapshot … Continue reading

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Toxic Free Kids Survive!

Toxic Free Kids Survive!

…the Toxic Free Kids Act (TFKA) bill found new life. Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Newsletter: Waters Conference Returns This May

Spring 2014 Newsletter: Waters Conference Returns This May

A coalition of non-profits and state agencies are resurrecting the Minnesota Waters Conference that has been a pillar of the Minnesota natural resources community since 2001. Now called the State of Water Conference, the program will bring together citizens’ groups, … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 Newsletter: Are we throwing away jobs?

Spring 2014 Newsletter: Are we throwing away jobs?

If you lined up all the cans that are thrown away every day in Minnesota, they would stretch from Minneapolis to Grand Marais. If you lined up all the plastic bottles tossed in landfills every day, they would stretch from Rochester to Bemidji! Continue reading

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Recycling Aluminum Cans Speeds Ahead

Recycling Aluminum Cans Speeds Ahead

A rather startling revelation to me appeared in my Inbox this week from “Yes! Magazine.”  The fact that recycling one aluminum can will power a laptop for more than five straight hours…5.2 to be exact. The article went on to … Continue reading

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