Posts By: Minnesota Environmental Partnership

News Watch: Dec. 7

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Today’s Topics: Biofuels; Climate Change; Energy; Mining; Transportation; Waste & Recycling; Water; Wildlife & Fish  BiofuelsMinnPost: Why the EPA is backing off on ethanol requirements, and why that has Midwesterners upset Climate ChangeNPR: Carbon farming gets a nod at paris climate conference (In MPR)NPR: Is this Congressman’s ‘oversight’ an effort to hobble climate science? (In MPR)NPR:… Read more »

NewsWatch: Dec. 3

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Climate Change; Energy; Mining; Oil & Pipelines; Transportation; Waste & Recycling; Water; Wildlife & Fish  Agriculture & FoodAP: Minnesota-based Michael Foods moving toward cage-free eggs (In MPR)Timberjay: Solar greenhouse has me gardening in December LTE, Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s view: Factory farms produce immorality along with cheap meat BiofuelsPost Bulletin: EPA… Read more »

News Watch: Nov. 30

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Climate Change; Energy; Mining; Oil & Pipelines; Paris Climate Talks; Transportation; Water; Wildlife & Fish Agriculture & FoodMPR: General Mills sets timeline for cage-free egg useMPR: For farmers, great harvests can bring on hard timesNew York Times: Animals edited in labs raise ethical concerns (In Star Tribune)NPR: Busted: EPA discovers Dow… Read more »

News Watch: Nov. 23

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food;  Climate Change; Energy; Frac Sand; Mining; Oil & Pipelines; Parks & Trails; Pollinators; Transportation; Water; Wildlife & Fish  Agriculture & FoodInForum: Toxic Taters calls for study of RDO expansion planStar Tribune: Cover crops provide benefits but are a tricky proposition for Minnesota farmers Climate ChangeAP: On climate science, most GOP candidates fail… Read more »

News Watch: Nov. 18

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Biofuels; Climate Change; Energy; Mining; Oil & Pipelines; Parks & Trails; Pollinators; Transportation; Waste & Recycling; Water; Wildlife & Fish  Agriculture & FoodMN Daily: New wheat developed by U could help ecosystemsStar Tribune: Last working farm in Bloomington is for sale, likely to be developed commercially BiofuelsStar Tribune: Ethanol industry making profits… Read more »

News Watch: Nov. 11

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Today’s Topics: Climate Change; Energy & Efficiency; Invasive Species; Mining; Oil & Pipelines; Transportation; Wildlife & Fish  Climate ChangeMinnPost: In Keystone XL rejection, many see a campaign on climate that won’t fade awayStar Tribune: The good fight: Defend the Clean Power Plan Energy & EfficiencyMidwest Energy News: Commentary: While Xcel slow-walks on solar, customers can’t wait by… Read more »

News Watch: Nov. 9

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Climate Change; Energy; Mining; Oil & Pipelines; Transportation; Waste & Recycling; Water; Wildlife & Fish  Agriculture & FoodMinnPost: EPA’s broader ban on an insecticide is overdue, court-ordered and incompletePioneer Press: Can University of Minnesota make Kernza the wheat of the future?Star Tribune: Talking GMOs and future of farming with Monsanto’s Robert Fraley… Read more »

News Watch: Nov. 5

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Today’s Topics: Climate Change; Energy; Mining; Oil & Pipelines; Parks & Trails; Transportation; Waste & Recycling; Water; Wildlife & Fish  Climate ChangeBrainerd Dispatch: Convocation talks climate change at CLC featuring MEP member groupClimate Generation GreenWire: CLEAN POWER PLAN: 44 states take sides in expanding legal brawlMinnPost: Good news: Antarctic ice is growing. Bad news: Sea levels are still… Read more »

News Watch: Nov. 2

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Biofuels; Climate Change; Energy; Frac Sand; Environmental Justice; Mining; Oil & Pipelines; Parks & Trails; Transportation; Water; Wildlife & Fish Agriculture & FoodAP: Interest in ag, environment jumps at University of Minnesota (In MPR)MPR: Rising temps make farming possible in subarctic Alaska BiofuelsDuluth News Tribune: IRRRB approves Sweetwater Energy financing deal Climate ChangeBemidji Pioneer:… Read more »

News Watch: Oct. 29

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food; Biofuels; Climate Change; Energy; Frac Sand; Mining; Parks & Trails; Pollinators; Transportation; Waste & Recycling; Water; Wildlife & Fish Agriculture & FoodReuters: INSIGHT: GMO backlash threatens beet farmers as foodmakers swap sugars (InBrainerd Dispatch) BiofuelsDuluth News Tribune: IRRRB, state offer $26 million for new biotech firm on Iron RangeStar Tribune:… Read more »