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Earth Week: How Much Your Electronics Cost Per Year

We’ve dubbed this week “Earth Week” on the WCCO this Morning Show and are exploring several ways to learn about being more eco-friendly. It’s been a good opportunity to think about our impact on the environment. One way people go eco-friendly is remembering to turn off the lights.

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Local Company Offers Eco-Friendly Options For Your Home

We’re having a week-long celebration to honor Earth Day and on Wednesday we’re learning about some green products to make your home more eco-friendly. Some of the ideas might blow your mind. We spoke with the experts at Natural Built Home to get some ideas on making homes greener.

04/23/2014

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Dayton: I Can’t Declare Moratorium On Frac Mining

In St. Paul Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton said he doesn’t have the legal authority to declare a moratorium on frac sand mining in southeastern Minnesota. This announcement comes after dozens of residents delivered a petition to his office asking for one. Both sides of the Mississippi River bluffs are home to a special kind of sand that’s used in frac mining for oil and gas.

04/22/2014

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Como Zoo Polar Bears Have Live Playdate On Earth Day

Como Zoo’s two polar bears, Buzz and Neil, are going global this Earth Day on a live broadcast around the world, and you can check it out. The bears will take part in what could be called a worldwide play date.

04/22/2014

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Activists To Deliver Silica Sand Mining Petitions

Activists plan to mark Earth Day by delivering over 6,000 petition signatures to Gov. Mark Dayton calling for a two-year moratorium on silica sand mining in southeastern Minnesota.

04/22/2014

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Celebrate Earth Day With 50 Ways To Improve The Environment

A Twin Cities company is offering 50 ways to improve the environment. Alison Fairbanks owns Promise 50, a website designed to help people find ways to save the planet. She said there are a lot of people who already recycle, but there’s more to do, like bringing reusable bags to the grocery store.

04/21/2014

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day 2013 In Minnesota

How will you celebrate this 43rd anniversary of Earth Day? Here are some of the top Twin Cities spots to enjoy our great outdoors or clean up the local area this Earth Day weekend.

04/08/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Earth Day – Which Celebrity Is More Toxic To The Environment?

04/23/2012

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St. Paul To Hold Earth Day Event On Harriet Island

St. Paul celebrates Earth Day Sunday with the annual “Wishes for the Sky” event on Harriet Island.

04/21/2012

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Camp Ripley Celebrates Earth Day Early

As a drill sergeant barks the finish times of a morning run, a quiet sanctuary awaits a once injured Saw Whet owl. It’s a simple example of how Camp Ripley is a sanctuary for both soldiers and simpler things.

04/20/2012

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Why Ice Matters – Interview With Noted Geophysicist Henry Pollack

Nobel Prize winner and noted professor of geophysics Henry Pollack weighs in on ice and the environment.

04/09/2012

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The History Of Earth Day

Earth Day gets more and more important each year. See where this international event got its start and what’s happening this year.

04/09/2012

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Pick-A-Side – Which Celebrity Does More Harm To The Environment?

From private jets and tanning beds to the stupid things they often say and do, celebrities impact our environment. Pick who is worse.

04/09/2012

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Top 5 Most Environmentally Unfriendly Movies

Hollywood doesn’t have the best environmental track record. Check out the most environmentally unfriendly movies.

04/09/2012

Dr. Seuss

The Environmental Message Behind ‘The Lorax’

Take a closer look at Dr. Seuss’s ‘The Lorax,’ an environmental fable with real-world implications.

04/09/2012

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