Posts Tagged: conservation

Climate, Clean Water, and Clean Energy

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Minnesota is on a clean energy path that is bringing benefits to human health and our water, air, and natural resources. Minnesotans are seeing the evidence of changing climate trends in our own backyards. Hear from Paul Huttner, chief meteorologist for Minnesota Public Radio and Dr. Mark Seeley, University of Minnesota climatologist and meteorologist. J…. Read more »

Rolling Our Land To Death

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I sat in a farmhouse one afternoon last month as a hot wind lifted rich topsoil from surrounding fields. On the drive in, I’d noticed a surprising amount of rill erosion on newly tilled cropland—surprising because recent rains had not been all that intense and the fields were not unusually steep. Out of the blue… Read more »