Environmental Report Card Highlights 'Mega-Rains' ThreatA draft environmental report card for the state warns that as global temperatures warm, Minnesotans need to prepare for increases in catastrophic "mega-rains" and a greater spread of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease.
Minn. To Issue Draft Silica Sand Mining GuidelinesMinnesota plans to release model standards Friday to help communities struggling to regulate the boom in mining for silica sand, which oil and gas drillers use for hydraulic fracturing.
EQB Opens Public Meetings On Silica Sand Mining The Environmental Quality Board opens a series of public meetings in greater Minnesota on Friday to gather input on plans for a set of model standards for regulating the mining, processing and transportation of silica sand used by the oil and gas drilling industry for hydraulic fracturing.
Dayton To Speak At Minnesota Environmental CongressExperts and political leaders will gather in Bloomington to shape a vision for Minnesota's environmental future.

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