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Climate Change

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This weekend, we got the long-anticipated first big snowfall of the year making winter seem a little more real here in Minnesota. Waiting for that snow after a steamy summer and witnessing the devastation of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coas…

Dust-to-Dust: Don’t Blame the Drought

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I recently phoned members of my geographically far-flung family to give them Thanksgiving greetings and was struck by a common element of our ensuing conversations. From Iowa and Nebraska to Kentucky and Texas, the report was the same: drought, drought and more drought. I thought about that recently while watching the  new documentary, The Dust… Read more »

Minnesota Environmental Partnership Names Matt Norton As New Campaign Director

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Minnesota Environmental Partnership, the state’s largest environmental coalition, has announced the selection of conservation and legal expert Matt Norton as the group’s new Campaign Director. “Matt has a proven ability to use sound science and strong leadership to achieve results for Minnesota’s environment,” said Steve Morse, Minnesota Environmental Partnership’s executive director. “His work for our… Read more »