Monthly Archives:: July 2017

News Watch: July 31

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  July 31, 2017 Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Clean Energy, Conservation, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Pollinators, Pollution, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish Featured Article MPR News: Getting to clean water: Complex problem, no easy solutions Agriculture & Food Mankato Free Press: MnDOT promoting living snow fences at Farmfest Clean Energy Star Tribune: “It’s Electric” – and so is new school… Read more »

Insider: July 28, 2017

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    PUC Decision a Boost for Health, Clean Energy On Thursday, July 27, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) took a much-needed step forward on cleaner, safer energy by updating the state’s calculations of the social cost of carbon in evaluating power use and generation. The updated amount takes more accurate accounting of the health costs of… Read more »

Insider: July 21, 2017

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    The Costs of Cutting the Clean Water Rule EPA Director Scott Pruitt visited Minnesota this week as part of a multi-state tour to gather input from “stakeholders” on changes to be made on EPA regulation of waters throughout the United States. Pruitt has said that his agency plans to roll back the Clean Water Rule, which… Read more »

News Watch: July 20

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  July 20, 2017 Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Conservation, Environmental Justice, Mining, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Pollution, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish Agriculture & Food Mankato Free Press: My View: Farming can be sustainable and profitable Duluth News Tribune: Multitude of markets: Northland residents have no shortage of options to buy locally grown food… Read more »

News Watch: July 17

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  July 17, 2017 Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Conservation, Environmental Justice, Mining, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Pollution, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish Agriculture & Food Agrinews: RFS proposal draws mixed reactions Inforum: Corn crop on verge of collapse under brutally dry conditions Clean Energy Mankato Free Press: Report: Solar more cost effective than natural gas Albert… Read more »

Insider: July 14, 2017

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    Protecting and Celebrating our Great Lakes Waters On Wednesday, July 10, a bipartisan group of Congressional Representatives released a bill that would fund the vital Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) with a $300 million appropriation, despite the Trump administration’s previous proposals to cut the program. If passed and included in the federal budget, this bill would… Read more »

News Watch: July 13

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  July 13, 2017 Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Clean Energy, Conservation, Environmental Justice, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Pollinators, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish Agriculture & Food Winona Post: Local kids learn how to garden Star Tribune: No kidding: Minneapolis City Council candidates queried about goats Clean Energy Austin Daily Herald: High energy; students study energy conservation Northfield News: Council sets up… Read more »

News Watch: July 10

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July 10, 2017 Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Conservation, Environmental Justice, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish Featured Article: Alexandria Echo Press: Group learns about tallgrass prairie, conducts bird surveys (featuring Land Stewardship Project and CURE) Agriculture & Food Austin Daily Herald: Cover Crop champs kicks off Water… Read more »

Insider: July 7, 2017

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      photo credit: NASA Sulfide Mining Debate Continues in the Northland Less than two weeks remain until the U.S. Forest Service begins its two listening sessions on a proposed 20-year mineral withdrawal in the Superior National Forest. The first will take place on July 18 at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, and the second will be held at Virginia High… Read more »

News Watch: July 6

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  July 6, 2017 Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Conservation, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Pollution, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish Agriculture & Food Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder: Thousands of garden plants gifted to North Mpls Austin Daily Herald: Applicants needed for EQIP funds; Farmers can apply until Aug. 18 AgriNews: Nitrogen fertilizer rule develops… Read more »