The possibility of more precious metal mining proposals in northern Minnesota took another step forward on Friday after the state’s executive council approved 31 leases of state and private lands to three mining companies seeking exploration.
Experts say climate change threats Minnesota’s fisheries, including North Shore trout streams and walleye lakes such as Mille Lacs. They spoke as the National Wildlife Federation released a national study on freshwater fish in a warming world.
Scientists say Lake Michigan’s Green Bay is developing “dead zones” similar to sections of Lake Erie and the Gulf of Mexico, where there’s so little oxygen that few if any organisms can survive.
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Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature’s new Democratic majorities have made it clear: The session that starts Tuesday will be all about the state budget.
A series of Citizens Forums kicks off this week to give Minnesotans a chance to weigh in on their priorities and visions for the environment.
Governor Mark Dayton hosted U.S.Interior Secretary Ken Salazar for a boat ride on the Mississippi River on Friday. Salazar is on a multi-state tour highlighting national conservation efforts, as well as talking about how President Obama wants to encourage outdoor recreation opportunities and create jobs.
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For a lot of us, the choice is easy: we’re real tree or fake tree people.
Gov. Mark Dayton will honor three environmental projects when he visits the Minnesota State Fair on opening day.
Republican legislative majorities pushed ahead Tuesday with their plan to cut $5 billion from Minnesota’s budget without raising state taxes, taking up spending proposals for environmental programs, public safety and colleges and universities.
Minnesota’s legislative auditor says the state’s process for environmental review of private-sector projects is too often burdened by delays, uncertainty and duplication of effort.
The streets in Austin, Minn., are clear of snow after a record winter, but now area conservationists worry the plowing has created a new problem.
A Great Lakes environmental fix-up is on shaky ground as President Barack Obama continues scaling back spending proposals and congressional Republicans push for even deeper cuts, supporters said Monday.
A proposal to speed up environmental reviews and permitting for businesses gets its first legislative hearing on Thursday.