Weather and Climate
If the weather is fair, you have your certified viewing glasses on hand, and you’re out enjoying a beautiful Minnesota summer day on Monday, August 21st, take a moment to look up and enjoy the eclipse!
I was glad to see this issue addressed, after all Lake Cornelia has a number of problems these days including a major break out of toxic blue-green algae that happened this past fall.
Bodies of water all over the state are under the growing threat of blue-green algae.
Mega-rain events, like the one in late September, are putting the streams, rivers and ditches of SE Minnesota to the test. It’s time to change our assumptions and practices to achieve more successes and fewer failures.
Community Solar Garden makes sense from an energy perspective, since energy utilities are harvesting energy from them, but we don’t usually think of them as gardens with lovely flowers and bees. However…
“…The good thing about the buffer initiative is the large uniformity that it could bring to water quality here in our state – tens of thousands of acres of potential pollinator habitat, reduced runoff of nutrients and sediment, while also providing flexibility for farmers…”
“The decision by the governor and House Republicans to roll back a portion of the state’s buffer legislation was a truly disappointing development.”
Minnesotans are the bee’s knees when it comes to protecting pollinators!
Despite it getting to be cool, the problem at times seems overwhelming.
Community Coordinators, John Anderson and Avery Hildebrand, and Public Engagement Director Jaclyn Urness, helped me skip out of work for a bit yesterday to go birdwatching.