News Watch: Apr. 28

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Today’s Topics: Climate Change, Energy, Oil & Pipelines, Parks & Trails, Pollinators, Transportation, Water, Wildlife & Fish

Climate Change
MinnPost: Microbiomes essential to healthy soils may adapt poorly to changing climate
MPR: Greenland’s glaciers likely melting faster than thought

Energy
Midwest Energy News: In Minnesota, waste-to-energy debate firing up once again featuring MEP member groups Sierra Club and MPIRG
Post Bulletin: Rochester picked for German energy partnership
Republican Eagle: Planning commission says ‘no’ to solar in wetlands

Oil & Pipelines
Brainerd Dispatch: Public can comment on upcoming Sandpiper, Line 3 study
Reuters: Canadian regulator approves Enbridge Line 3 with conditions (In Duluth News Tribune)

Parks & Trails
MinnPost: Which Minneapolis parks are the highest priority for repairs?
MPR: Minneapolis parks could get major funding boost
Star Tribune: Minneapolis parks, roads maintenance plan clears key council hurdle

Pollinators
Commentary, West Central Tribune: Minnesota Opinion: Here’s the buzz on how to help out our bees

Transportation
Politics in MN: Research links rising property values to LRT
Star Tribune: Red Line bus service, which links MOA to south suburbs, to get $15M tune-up
Star Tribune: Access to transit helping boost home values in parts of Twin Cities

Commenary, Mankato Free Press: Compromise needed on long-term road funding
Editorial, Mankato Free Press: Our View: Transportation: We all lose with gridlock on road-transit bill
LTE, Duluth News Tribune: Reader’s view: Northern Lights Express is good for the economy

Water
Austin Daily Herald: An overflow of cleanup efforts; Plenty of ways for public to support waterways
Duluth News Tribune: Effort to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes expands
Duluth News Tribune: House passes Great Lakes funding bill
MPR: Walking the waterways to raise awareness
MPR: Water around the world: Three views

Wildlife & Fish
Bemidji Pioneer: No critical habitat order for northern long-eared bats

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