Natural Hazard? Study Says Farming Marijuana Hurting EnvironmentResearchers from Ithaca College say that the growing number of small pot farms being planted in remote forest areas are having a major impact on the local environment.
100 Companies Are Responsible For 71% Of Global Carbon EmissionsRoughly 100 companies have been causing about 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, a new report shows.
Minnesota Adds 22 All-Electric Cars To State FleetThe Minnesota Department of Administration announced Thursday that it’s added 22 all-electric Chevy Volts to its ranks.
Talking Points: The Battle Over Environmental RegulationsThis past week the president signed a bill rolling back almost all of President Barack Obama's initiatives to reduce carbon emissions. It’s just the latest move by Trump, who campaigned promising to loosen regulations that environmentalist say are vital.
Judge Allows Environmentalists To Intervene In Ely Mine LawsuitA federal judge has approved an environmental group's request to intervene in a lawsuit over mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota.
Pollution Control Forming Agency On Environmental JusticeThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is forming a new advisory committee on environmental justice.
Dayton Appoints 8 To New Pollution Control CommitteeGov. Mark Dayton has appointed eight people to a new committee to advise the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Dayton created the panel by executive order last year after the Legislature abolished the MPCA Citizens' Board.
Enbridge: Sandpiper Pipeline Delayed Until 2019Enbridge Energy Partners says it expects to push back until 2019 the start-up dates for its proposed Sandpiper pipeline and a replacement for its existing Line 3 pipeline because of a court-ordered environmental review. Company officials told analysts Wednesday the projects probably won't go into service until early 2019.
Old Electronics Replaced Over The Holidays? Recycle It!If you found a brand new electronic device under the Christmas tree this year, your next question is what to do with the old one.
MPCA Claims Environmental Successes In 2015The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says it came up with a variety of creative approaches to the state's environmental challenges in 2015. The agency's "Swimmable, Fishable, Fixable?" report in April offered evidence about impaired water quality and its causes.
Budget Compromise Would Land Great Lakes Program $300MA wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program appears to have survived the latest attempt to cut it. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative would get $300 million next year under a massive spending bill crafted by congressional negotiators. The House and Senate are expected to vote on the package this week.
Minn. Supreme Court Affirms Need For Environmental Review Of Oil PipelineThe Minnesota Supreme Court has given a victory to opponents of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, declining to review a Court of Appeals decision requiring an environmental impact statement for the project.