By Johanna Rupprecht, Land Stewardship Project The owner of a controversial Houston County silica sand mine was notified Monday by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) that he must… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Global Warming
Grazing, Cover Crops, Climate Change & Resilience
The best farming system in the world means little if it isn’t resilient enough to bounce back from all the nastiness nature can toss its way. That’s become painfully clear… Read more »
Lecture on ‘confounding problem’ of nitrogen pollution
Nitrogen. It makes up three-fourths of the air all around us. It cascades through our environment between land, water and the atmosphere. It is critical to agricultural production that feeds… Read more »
BREAKING: Minnesotans celebrate record-breaking support for curbing carbon pollution
Minnesotans joined together on Monday to highlight the broad public support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon pollution standard—a proposed standard to limit industrial carbon pollution from new power plants.
More than 2 million comments supporting EPA protections against carbon pollution and climate change collected
Today, a broad coalition of groups supporting clean air safeguards announced they have collected more than two million comments in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Carbon Pollution Standard, which limits industrial carbon pollution from new power plants.
Relax Farmers: Climate Change is Good for You (Not)
In 1989, I worked for a farm magazine that claimed global climate change, if real, would actually be good for agriculture since rising carbon dioxide levels would act as some… Read more »
Betty McCollum and John Abraham: Congress on wrong side of history in denying climate change
All of these public health, economic, and environmental trends have been strongly linked to climate change. Multiple studies have shown that 97 percent of the most qualified climate scientists are in agreement that humans are causing the planet to warm. If this was an illness, and 97 percent of doctors recommended a certain treatment, we would take appropriate action.
Midwesterners in Copenhagen
Want to learn more about the climate talks happening in Copenhagen, December 7-18? Watch videos, read tweets and blogs, and look at photos of the events, all from Midwesterners in… Read more »
More on the President’s Proposed Budget
The budget proposal released by President Obama last week is a long and complicated document (140 pages, PDF). It departs significantly from how things have been done in the past… Read more »
What does the stimulus plan mean for our Great Outdoors?
While Minnesotans offer their ideas on how to deal with the massive state budget deficit at community hearings throughout the state in the next few weeks, we should take time… Read more »