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Student Voices Series: Stop Farmaceuticals

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The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is proud to feature the following post as part of a series of columns as part of a Student Voices Series issues. This is part of a continuing collaboration with Macalester College’s Geography Department and its students. What comes to mind as you carve that Thanksgiving turkey? I picture hospitals. That’s because… Read more »

Student Voice Series: Death to the Deadbeat Dam

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The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is proud to feature the following post as part of a series of columns as part of a Student Voices Series issues. This is part of a continuing collaboration with Macalester College’s Geography Department and its students. The river-damming era in this country must come to an end. We must stop building… Read more »

Student Voices Series: Awareness, not Fear, in the Right to Know Debate

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The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is proud to feature the following post as part of a series of columns as part of a Student Voices Series issues. This is part of a continuing collaboration with Macalester College’s Geography Department and its students. Today, in grocery stores everywhere, Minnesotans are not fully aware of the food they are… Read more »

My generation shouldn’t have to clean up this generation’s mess

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Written by MEP’s Lindsey Wilson –  I support the Clean Power Plan because my generation shouldn’t have to clean up this generation’s mess – especially when the solutions are readily available. If we are to ensure a secure and healthy world for future generations we must act now to clean up the dirtiest sources of… Read more »

Student Voices Series: It’s time for Minnesotan utilities to see the bigger picture

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The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is proud to feature the following post as part of a series of columns as part of a Student Voices Series issues. This is part of a continuing collaboration with Macalester College’s Geography Department and its students. Actions have consequences. Take the example of an adolescent who sets off fireworks in his… Read more »

Student Voices Series: Dredging up problems today for a better tomorrow

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The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is proud to feature the following post as part of a series of columns as part of a Student Voices Series issues. This is part of a continuing collaboration with Macalester College’s Geography Department and its students. Growing up in Upstate New York the Hudson River was a staple of my childhood…. Read more »

Student Voices Series: Road salt’s unintended consequences

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The Minnesota Environmental Partnership is proud to feature the following post as part of a series of columns as part of a Student Voices Series issues. This is part of a continuing collaboration with Macalester College’s Geography Department and its students. Snowfalls are integral to Minnesota winters. From November to April, snow becomes an unavoidable part… Read more »

North Shore residents know clean water, need the Clean Water Act

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Published in the Duluth News Tribune on 11/12/14 by  MEP’s northeast program coordinator, Andrew Slade If anyone knows about intermittent streams, it’s a thirsty hiker on the North Shore. The hardy souls who put on their backpacks and hike from one end of the Superior Hiking Trail to the other have to plan very carefully… Read more »

Continuous Learning About Continuous Living Cover

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When it comes to introducing and supporting innovative sustainable farming practices, nothing beats a field day. Such events provide an opportunity for farmers to see firsthand how profitable, environmentally sound production practices are performing on their neighbor’s land under climatic, agronomic and economic conditions they can relate to. Studies have shown that while sustainable farming… Read more »