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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 »

MEP and members urge Clean Water Council to include funding for Forever Green Initiative

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St. Paul, Minn. (Sept. 4, 2014) – The Minnesota Environmental Partnership, along with several member organizations, submitted a letter to the Clean Water Council Budget and Outcomes Committee urging them to include funding of at least $1 million a year for the Forever Green Initiative. The Forever Green Initiative at the University of Minnesota provides for… Read more »

Minnesotans back an increase in Renewable Energy Standard, says new poll

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For immediate release: September 4, 2014 Media Contacts: Christine Durand, Minnesota Environmental Partnership, 651-789-0654, christine@mepartnership.org St. Paul, Minn. (Sept. 4, 2014) – A new poll shows that Minnesotans are paying attention to candidates’ views on renewable energy this fall, and they are looking for candidates that will improve the economy in Minnesota by creating clean… Read more »

Midwest voters support increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy sources

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For immediate release: August 28, 2014 Media Contacts: Christine Durand, Minnesota Environmental Partnership, 651-789-0654, christine@mepartnership.org St. Paul, Minn. (August 28, 2014) – Seven out of ten Midwesterners say that renewable energy like wind and solar power is a reliable, affordable option that is an increasing source of good jobs, according to a new region-wide public… Read more »

Is your swimming hole safe? Better check.

Posted by & filed under Great Lakes, Health, Loon Commons blog, Water.

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

Restoring Lake Superior, one Cook County stream at a time

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Cook County residents have seen local rivers send ribbons of mud into Lake Superior every spring and after every major rainstorm. The clay banks are eroding and the brook trout are disappearing. From the Flute Reed River to the Poplar River and Little Devil Track River, our community progress of developing roads, building resorts, and… Read more »

Demand versus need in Minnesota’s oil pipelines

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The Midwest and Great Lakes are quickly becoming a hub for transporting and refining one of the world’s dirtiest and most destructive fossil fuels on the planet: tar sands oil. Pipelines in the area are nothing new, but over the last several years the region’s infrastructure has seen a dramatic transformation