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Teachers From IL, MN, NY, PA, OH Study Great Lake

Fifteen teachers from five states are spending the week on Lake Ontario as part of a research program. The teachers, from elementary to high school, are aboard the Lake Guardian, a research vessel operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

07/10/2013

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‘U’ Lecture To Discuss Hard Choices On Nitrogen

Nitrogen is a crucial part of all living things. But the millions of tons of nitrogen manufactured by humans every year are a two-edged sword.

10/04/2012

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US, Canada Sign Great Lakes Water Quality Pact

The U.S. and Canada have approved an updated version of a 40-year-old pact that commits both nations to protecting the Great Lakes.

09/07/2012

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EPA Awards $1.8M In Clean-Up Grants For St. Paul

St. Paul is getting $1.8 million in “brownfield grants” from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for cleaning up abandoned industrial and commercial properties.

06/07/2012

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EPA Completes Arsenic Cleanup In South Minneapolis

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has finished its cleanup of arsenic contamination in a south Minneapolis neighborhood a full year ahead of schedule.

06/06/2012

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EPA Administrator To Talk At Minnesota University

The Environmental Protection Agency Administrator will be in the Twin Cities this week.

01/16/2012

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EPA Rules Threaten Older Power Plants

More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations, according to an Associated Press survey.

12/19/2011

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MN Group Warns Of Dangers Of Mercury In Fish

An environmental group is warning Minnesotans to beware of mercury emissions in the fish they eat.

12/08/2011

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EPA Completes Minneapolis Arsenic Cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed an arsenic cleanup project in south Minneapolis.

11/28/2011

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Kitchen Remodel Goes Sickeningly Wrong For MN Couple

As strange as it sounds, a Minneapolis family was sure their kitchen remodel made them sick. Joel and Laura Stonebraker soon found out something much more dangerous was at work. WCCO-TV went along as environmental investigators diagnosed a sick house.

11/06/2011

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Great Lakes Harbor Cleanups Planned

Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson says the Obama administration will target nine polluted harbors for accelerated cleanups under a program to heal the ailing Great Lakes.

10/12/2011

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Report: Mercury Levels Mostly Down In Great Lakes

A newly released report says mercury levels in the Great Lakes region generally have dropped over the past four decades, although concentrations in some fish and bird species have increased more recently.

10/11/2011

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Bachmann: Environmentalists Blocking US Energy

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann claimed Saturday that the United States has more fuel resources than any other country, but blamed what she termed “radical environmentalists” for bottling up American energy policy.

08/27/2011

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Clearing Air May Raise Power Costs In NW Minn.

A federal program to clear the air in natural areas may mean rate increases for electric customers in northwest Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.

08/17/2011

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EPA Clarifies Permitting Process On Tribal Lands

Tribal economies could see a boost with a new rule that makes it easier — and possibly timelier — for some industrial facilities to obtain permits to do business on American Indian reservations.

07/28/2011

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