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News Watch: September 7th

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Invasive Species, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Pollution, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish Agriculture & FoodGrist: Underpaid, overworked farmworkers set to get liberal labor protections. Farmers grumble.Star Tribune: Community gardens more than triple in Twin Cities featuring MEP member groupLand Stewardship Project Climate… Read more »

News Watch: September 1

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Conservation, Energy, Invasive Species, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Pollution, Sustainable Development, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Loon Commons Agriculture & FoodAustin Daily Herald: SWCD unveils soil simulator; Team showcases benefits of cover crops for reducing erosion featuring MEP member group The Minnesota Land TrustMPR: Wet August leaves soggy… Read more »

News Watch: August 29th

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollution, Pollinators, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons Agriculture & FoodDuluth News Tribune: Bumper crop at UMD farmMPR: Aspen Ideas Festival: GMO’s: Savior, Satan, or Something in Between?Star Tribune: Minneapolis sees rise in foodborne illness from norovirus,… Read more »

News Watch: August 25

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Today’s Topics: Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Invasive Species, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollution, Transportation, Water, Waste & Recycling, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons Climate ChangeGrist: Understanding Louisiana’s big flood risksMinnPost: Louisiana suffers flooding of historic proportions, and many see climate as a driver ConservationEcho Journal: Leech Lake watershed foundation to host event in Walker… Read more »

News Watch: August 22

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Invasive Species, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Sustainable Development, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Loon Commons Agriculture & FoodBrainerd Dispatch: Dairy producers may enroll to protect milk production marginsGrist: How farms can heal forests — or even make themStar Tribune: Arboretum selects new director from within after national… Read more »

News Watch: August 18

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Energy, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Pollution, Sustainable Development, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons Agriculture & Food City Pages: Owner of Svihel Vegetable Farm convicted of abusing immigrant workers Inforum: Employee assistance programs reduce workplace stress and improve agriculture Inforum: Farmers, scientists seek common ground on… Read more »

News Watch: August 11

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Invasive Species, Parks & Trails, Pollution, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons Agriculture & FoodMPR: Farmers, scientists seek common ground on going green Climate ChangeGrist: Here’s how life looks on Louisiana’s forgotten coastline ConservationInternational Falls Journal: Bolstering the Rat Root featuring MEP member group… Read more »

Decoupling pairs top-notch utility service with energy savings

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  For some time, energy utilities in Minnesota and elsewhere have been evolving to keep pace with customer expectations and increased targets for energy savings and renewable energy. And as utilities continue to seek the right balance between energy efficiency and a robust infrastructure, traditional business models for cost recovery are increasingly challenging and may… Read more »

News Watch: August 4

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Energy, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Pollution, Sustainable Development, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish,  Loon Commons Agriculture & Food NPR: How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas NPR: Organic food fights back against ‘non-GMO’ rival Redwood Falls Gazette: Farmfest 2016 opens Tuesday featuring MEP… Read more »

News Watch: August 1

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Conservation, Emissions, Energy, Invasive Species, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollution, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons Agriculture & FoodGrist: GMO labels are now the law of the landInforum: Trial and error: Crookston farmer embraces trend of growing organic cropsMPR: Sweet corn for dinner? Minnesota… Read more »