News Watch: January 26

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Today’s Topics: Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Conservation, Energy, Invasive Species, Mining, Oil & Pipelines, Pollution, Transportation, Waste & Recycling, Water, Wildlife & Fish, Loon Commons

Agriculture & Food
Mille Lacs Messenger: Sustainable Farming Association annual meeting featuring MEP member group Sustainable Farming Association

Climate Change 
Daily Kos: National Park Service goes rogue—tweets out climate change data and information
Mother Jones: The Trump Administration Really Doesn’t Want EPA Employees Talking to the Press
MPR: Climate-related tweets sent from national park account deleted after going viral
MPR: EPA scientists’ work may face ‘case by case’ review by Trump team, official says
MPR: EPA science under scrutiny by Trump political staff
MPR: ‘Resist’: Activists unfurl massive banner on crane behind White House
MPR: Rogue National Park accounts emerge on Twitter amid social media gag orders

Star Tribune: Outdoorsy? Expect to pay more as fees are targeted for an increase

Midwest Energy NewsLessons from Germany’s aggressive path to integrate renewables on the grid
Midwest Energy NewsQ&A: Minnesota’s first state sustainability director talks solar, efficiency potential
MPR: Volkswagen settlement could boost electric, natural gas vehicles in Minnesota

Oil & Pipelines 
Democracy Now!: Boycott the Banks: Actor Shailene Woodley Calls for Action Against Funders of Dakota Access Pipeline
Democracy Now!: “I’m Afraid They Are Out to Kill”: Water Protectors Testify to Police Violence at Standing Rock
Democracy Now!: Thousands Take Part in Emergency Protests over Trump’s Move to Revive Pipeline Projects
Democracy Now!: “Water is Life, Water is Sacred”: Standing Rock’s Bobbi Jean Three Legs Speaks Out Against Trump 
Democracy Now!: Winona LaDuke: Trump’s Push to Build Dakota Access & Keystone XL Pipelines is a Declaration of War
MinnPost: Of oil pipelines, bacteria’s self-defenses, and a ‘tree that changed human history’
MPR: Last pipeline protesters weigh whether to fight or leave
MPR: Rebuking Obama, Trump boosts Keystone XL, Dakota pipelines
MPR: What’s next for the Dakota Access, Keystone XL pipelines?

Duluth News Tribune: EPA freeze leaves Minnesota projects in limbo
Star Tribune: How the upper Mississippi goes from pristine to polluted

Star Tribune: MnDOT’s message for commuters: Take care and stay away from snowplows
Star Tribune: Now you can see where MnDOT snowplows are and what the roads look like

Waste & Recycling
KSTP: St. Paul Recycling Issues Getting Resolved featuring MEP member group Eureka Recycling
Pioneer Press: Eureka Recycling asks for patience, clarifies rules of St. Paul alley collectionfeaturing MEP member group Eureka Recycling

MPR: New river rules protects Mississippi River corridor
MPR: Study: The Mississippi is pretty healthy, until it gets south of St. Cloud featuring MEP member group The Nature Conservancy

Wildlife & Fish
MinnPost: Thanks to one primate species, most others in the world are facing oblivion
MPR: A simple way to make broadcast towers more bird-friendly: Flashing lights

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