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Minnesota’s underground drinking water stable, but threats remain

Mt. Simon water levels in some areas have dropped by as much as 200 feet since pioneer settlement times. But there’s been some good news recently Continue reading

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3M refuses to pay latest cleanup bill from state

For the first time, 3M Co. is refusing to pay cleanup costs of polluting chemicals it manufactured Continue reading

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There’s a ton of plastic trash for every person on Earth

More than 9 billion tons of plastic has been produced since 1950, and the vast majority of it is still around Continue reading

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Regulators deciding whether to raise ‘social cost of carbon’ in Minnesota

The costs of climate change — in other words, putting a price on greenhouse gases — will be hashed out before Minnesota utility regulators over the next week Continue reading

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Why Minnesota’s Community Solar Program is the Best

Minnesota’s program…is a comprehensive approach that makes developing community solar projects economically viable Continue reading

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Minnesota scientists dive deep to learn why walleye are stressed

Nine of the state’s largest lakes are part of a new study that aims to gain a deeper understanding of how life works under the waves. Continue reading

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Solar energy option coming to Sleepy Eye

Sleepy Eye Public Utilities has announced a voluntary program that allows its public power customers to purchase R4 solar panel subscriptions Continue reading

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Northfield council approves solar subscription agreement

After a month’s consideration, the Northfield City Council Tuesday agreed to the city’s first solar subscription Continue reading

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Foes of Twin Metals mine jam St. Paul listening session; advocates stay away

17 organizations that support the mining proposal boycotted the event, while speakers from a crowd of about 1,000 were unanimous in opposing copper-nickel mining in a watershed Continue reading

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Minnesota agency using electrofishing to learn water quality

The different types of fish the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency team will catch through electrofishing can tell them about a river’s quality Continue reading

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