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Federal panel votes to warn public about flame retardants in baby products, furniture

For the first time a federal agency is moving to outlaw an entire class of toxic flame retardants




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Johnsons go solar in a big way

As a major step in that direction she had three large solar panels installed near her home on Lake Brophy, west of Alexandria. The project is the first successful, customer owned, net-metered, residential solar installation




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Inside a St. Paul lab’s battle against aquatic invaders

Mulcahy and other researchers are cultivating the pesky algae to figure out what conditions it grows best in, which could help identify the Minnesota lakes most at risk of becoming infested




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Zebra mussel puts Lake Harriet in Mpls. on infested waters list

Thursday a single zebra mussel was found in Minneapolis’ Lake Harriet, one of the city’s iconic lakes, but added that no more have been found




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There’s money to be made in renewables. Argument enough?

After all, the 74-year-old Rochester Republican may be his caucus’ most vigorous advocate for a Minnesota conversion to alternative energy — the kind that doesn’t put greenhouse gases into the atmosphere




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Community solar gardens rise in popularity, except with some neighbors

Since first being found in a Stearns County lake in August of 2015, starry stonewort has been a concern for the DNR and the state government




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Ingebrigtsen’s Senate Committee talks starry stonewort

Since first being found in a Stearns County lake in August of 2015, starry stonewort has been a concern for the DNR and the state government




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Much of U.S. tap water is contaminated by micro plastics, study says

The tap water U.S. residents drink every day may be contaminated by harmful microplastics




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Community water meetings offer the opportunity to help shape Minnesota policy

In addition to Town Hall meetings, the Governor’s office has also encouraged citizen groups to organize smaller “community water meetings” as a way for neighbors to talk about local water issues in their communities




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‘Witness activism’ drew Minnesota couple to live outdoors in BWCA

They had one purpose: to focus attention on any environmental consequences of proposed copper-nickel mines near the BWCA




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