Is your swimming hole safe? Better check.

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As Minnesotans, we have 10,000 lakes. And we have hot summers. That combination gives us the right as Minnesotans to be able to jump into a lake to cool off. Here in Duluth, we have the coldest lake of all to jump into, big icy Lake Superior. But before you dive in this summer (more…)

News Watch: Jul. 7

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Climate Change; Environmental Education; Great Lakes; Invasive Species; Mining; Pipelines; Transportation; Renewable Energy; Waste & Recycling; Water; Wildlife; Latest from Loon Commons Blog

Agriculture & Food
Associated Press: University of Minnesota is studying urban heat (In MPR
Duluth News Tribune: Saginaw organic farm sows seeds on other people’s property 
MPR: Raw milk producers aim to regulate themselves 
Winona Daily News: Minnesota seeks farmers’ help on nitrates in water 

Climate Change
Duluth News Tribune: Opinion: Climate-change denier concocted blatant lies 
Star Tribune: Opinion: Both climate, diet theories missed the mark 

Environmental Education
Duluth News Tribune: Ideas for getting kids outside to explore the outdoors 
Minn Post: Summit Academy students, Will Steger break ground on cabin-building initiative in BWCA (MEP member group Will Steger Foundation featured

Great Lakes
The Huffington Post: 27 Reasons The Great Lakes are Truly the Greatest 

Invasive Species
MPR: DNR declears second Becker County lake infested after zebra mussel found 

Mining
Associated Press: Major partner gives up right to take bigger stake in Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely (In Star Tribune) (MEP member group, Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness, featured
Mining Weekly: Duluth takes reins of flagship Minnesota project 
MPR: Major partner won’t expand stake in mine near Ely 

Pipelines
Duluth News Tribune: Opinion: Keystone pipeline will secure US energy independence 
Duluth News Tribune: Surveyors scour proposed Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline route 

Transportation
Minn Post: Opinion: Why don’t more Minneapolitans bike, walk, or take transit? 
MPR: Cities along SW light rail route eye pot of money 
Star Tribune: Hundreds of metro bus stops have thousands seeking shelters 

Renewable Energy
Associated Press: St. John’s University becomes greener with additional solar, removal of coal boilers (In Star Tribune
Rochester Post Bulletin: Goodhue County fields interest from solar energy companies 

Waste & Recycling 
Minn Post: Minnesota’s new recycling law means business 

Water
Minnesota 2020: Hindsight Blog: Minnesota Beach Monitoring Keeps us Safe on Hot Summer Days (Written by MEP’s Andrew Slade
MPR: Businesses want voice in Mississippi River regulations 
MPR: EPA rejects Mesabi Nuggest water quality variance 
MPR: Report: Rivers hurt by erosion in southwestern Minn. 
MPR: State officials promise tougher approach on nitrates contaminating groundwater 
Star Tribune: Editorial: A new threat to Twin Cities water quality 

Wildlife
Star Tribune: Rescued trumpeter swam succumbs to infection, is euthanized 

Loon Commons blog: 

Restoring Lake Superior, one Cook County stream at a time
2014 Legislative Session Outcomes 

Forever Green Receives $1 Million
What is a watershed, anyway?
A Graphic View of Diversity’s Power

 

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News Watch: Jul. 3

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Climate Change; Growth & Development; Invasive Species; Mining; Oil; Parks & Trails; Superfund Sites; Transportation; Water; Wildlife; Latest from Loon Commons Blog

Agriculture & Food
Associated Press: US providing $50M for Red River Basin conservation (In San Francisco Chronicle
MPR: Gypsy moth quarantine imposed in NE Minnesota 
Star Tribune: Waterlogged fields wash out Minnesota corn, soybean crops 
Winona Daily News: South St. Paul’s last beef plant idles 300 workers 

Climate Change
Climate Progress: In Newest Climate Push, EPA Proposes to Limit Methane Pollution From Trash Dumps 
New York Times: NASA Launching Satellite to Track Carbon  
St. Cloud Times: Your Turn: Learn from past – change to change climate 

Growth & Development
Minnesota 2020: Determining Rural Minnesota’s Capacity for Growth 

Invasive Species
Bemidji Pioneer: At Itasca State Park, Klobuchar highlights AIS fight 
Bemidji Pioneer: Zebra mussel found in another Becker County Lake 
Pioneer Press: Some in Northern Minnesota resigned to zebra mussels’ spread 

Mining
Duluth News Tribune: Opinion: Northland doesn’t need more mining pollution 
Mesabi Daily News: Flooding gets in way of steel dumping discussion 
Twin Cities Daily Planet: Community Voices: PolyMet supporters spread misinformation concerning efficacy of iron amendment for Minnesota waters 

Oil
Pioneer Press: As oil shipments soar on rails, new Minnesota regulations take effect 

Parks & Trails
Pioneer Press: New online tool helps you pick perfect Minnesota state park 

Superfund Sites
Twin Cities Daily Planet: General Mills plans for TCE cleanup, likely won’t begin for at least another year 

Transportation
MPR: Blog: Green Line ridership up during second week 
MPR: Yes or No? Dayton presses Mpls. for vote on SW light rail 
Star Tribune: Car2Go expands to St. Paul, starts July 19 
Star Tribune: MnDOT contemplates complex plan for Iron Range highway 

Water
Duluth News Tribune: Our View: More to be done for the Great Lakes 
MPR: Flood damage tally for Minnesota so far: $32 million and rising 
Pioneer Press: DNR asks for feedback on Mississippi River development rules 
St. Cloud Times: Letter: Don’t let Obama take over water rights 

Wildlife
MPR: Decoding frog sounds to understand why the populations are dropping 
MPR: Rogers stops radio-collaring bears for research 
Star Tribune: DNR controversy has revealed a lack of understanding about harvesting game 

Loon Commons blog: 

Restoring Lake Superior, one Cook County stream at a time
2014 Legislative Session Outcomes 

Forever Green Receives $1 Million
What is a watershed, anyway?
A Graphic View of Diversity’s Power

 

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News Watch: Jun. 26, 2014

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture and Food; Climate Change; Conservation; EPA Carbon Ruling; Fish and Wildlife; Frac Sand Mining; Geology; Green Infrastructure; Invasive Species; Mining; Parks and Trails; TransportationLatest from Loon Commons Blog

Agriculture and Food
 
Climate Change
Conservation
EPA Carbon Ruling
 
Fish and Wildlife 
 
Frac Sand Mining
 
Geology
Green Infrastructure
Invasive Species
 
Mining
 
Parks and Trails
Transportation
Minnesota 2020: A Wake-up Call for WalkUPs 
 

Loon Commons blog: 

Restoring Lake Superior, one Cook County stream at a time
2014 Legislative Session Outcomes 

Forever Green Receives $1 Million
What is a watershed, anyway?
A Graphic View of Diversity’s Power

 

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News Watch: Jun. 23

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture and Food; Climate Change; Conservation; Energy; EPA Carbon Ruling; Frac Sand Mining; Invasive Species; Legislature and Administration; Mining; Oil; Outdoor Recreation; Parks and Trails; Waste and Recycling; Water; Wildlife; Latest from Loon Commons Blog

 

Agriculture and Food
Pioneer Press: Breakfast on the Farm offers glimpse of Minnesota agriculture

Climate Change
(In an interview with J. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director for MEP member group Fresh Energy) 
(Written by J. Drake Hamilton, Science Policy Director for MEP member group Fresh Energy) 
 
Conservation
 
Energy
 
EPA Carbon Ruling
 
Frac Sand Mining
 
Invasive Species
 
Legislature and Administration 
 
Mining
 
Oil
 
Outdoor Recreation
 
Parks and Trails
 
Waste and Recycling
 
Water
 
Wildlife
 

Loon Commons blog: 

Restoring Lake Superior, one Cook County stream at a time
2014 Legislative Session Outcomes 

Forever Green Receives $1 Million
What is a watershed, anyway?
A Graphic View of Diversity’s Power

 

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