The late March sun has had its way with our snow; now it’s going for the frost itself—slowing drawing it out of the ground like a tapeworm offered a cracker. Step off the sidewalk or take a hike in the backyard these days and you might even get some mud on your shoes. Such intimate,… Read more »
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Here are a few quick midweek updates on Protect Our Great Outdoors legislation:
Vegetables, flowers, grains, legumes – it’s your choice. If your looking for a way to grow some plants and better connect with your community, why not join a community garden? If you want to know where your closest garden is, need some tips, or want to connect with other community gardeners, check out GardenWorks. Look around… Read more »
The Minnesota River’s contribution of sediment to the Mississippi’s Lake Pepin has increased more than 12-fold since 1830. The Minnesota flows through an area composed of particularly fine-grained soils, which throughout geological history have been prone to erosion. But it is no accident that this relatively recent 12-fold increase in sedimentation parallels the development of… Read more »
Here is this week’s update by lobbyist John Tuma:
A Barrel Full of News This Week.
There was a great deal of activity on environmental issues at the Legislature this past week, so this report is a little longer than usual. We had an emotionally packed committee hearing on global warming, some committee victories on energy efficiency, some challenging fiscal targets set by the Senate leadership, and some interesting rumors floating around the dedicated funding proposal. Here’s a quick snapshot of the week’s activities.
Polinaut has hot-off-the-press spending targets proposed in the Minnesota Senate, relative to the budget forecast. At first glance, it doesn’t look good for the environment. In the arena I follow most closely (sorry transit), here’s what they are proposing:
There are two new sites that I learned about recently that the wonks among you might find interesting.
“Global warming is not coming; it is here.” Who says? Sports Illustrated. Yup, Global Warming is on the cover of March 12th’s Sports Illustrated. I am also happy to say that I saw this first on my second favorite animal named blog: Goat, the High Country News blog. Recommend on Facebook Share on google plus Tweet about it
For reason I quite frankly do not know, stereotype has it that folks glad in blaze orange are not supposed to get along with people deemed green, and vice versa.
There is something happening every day this week at the Capitol related to the Protect Our Great Outdoors initiative. Here’s what’s currently in store: