4 Things To Know: Navy Sailors Freed, Deputy Pleads Guilty To Hitting K-9 & MoreFrom U.S. Navy sailors freed by Iran to a Ramsey County sheriff's deputy's guilty plea to animal cruelty, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, Jan. 13.
PolyMet Critic Says EPA Has Authority To Decide Mine's FateAn environmental attorney says the Environmental Protection Agency may have backed the final review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine, but the federal agency still has considerable authority to decide whether the project qualifies for permits.
EPA To Host Open House On Contamination Concerns In St. Louis ParkThe Environmental Protection Agency is inspecting a site in St. Louis Park that residents fear is contaminating their water.
New Plan To Treat Lakes Recently Infested With Zebra MusselsThe DNR has a new plan to treat lakes where zebra mussels have recently been discovered.
Volkswagen Stock Plummets As CEO Admits To Software CheatThe scandal at Volkswagen is growing. The German car manufacturer admitted Tuesday that software designed to cheat emissions tests was installed in 11 million cars worldwide. The scandal prompted an apology from Volkswagen USA CEO Michael Horn. "Our company was dishonest with the EPA," Horn said.
Study: Americans Doubling EPA Waste EstimateAmericans are apparently sending about twice as much garbage to landfills as the federal government has estimated. A new survey by Yale University found America tosses about five pounds of trash per person into landfills every day.
EPA Orders 40 Percent Cut In Minnesota Carbon Emissions By 2030The Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a 40 percent cut in Minnesota's carbon emissions by 2030. Most of that will come from power plants, like Xcel's Sherco plant in Becker.
Q&A: A Look At Climate Change Plan And Its Impact On StatesPresident Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan to cut nationwide carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it as a bold step to slow climate change, while opponents said it was federal overreach that will raise prices for electricity consumers.
Minnesota Prepares For Obama's Call To Cut EmissionsPresident Barack Obama unveiled Monday new power plant regulations designed to combat the earth's changing climate. Under new rules, power plants have to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent over the next 15 years.
House Republicans Would Cut EPA Spending 9 Percent, Target Wolf Protections House Republicans proposed a spending bill Tuesday that cuts the budget at the Environmental Protection Agency by 9 percent and tries to prevent the Obama administration from enacting several regulations.
Top 7 Houseplants For Clean AirAir purifiers and HEPA filters combat indoor air pollution, but for a greener option, use houseplants.
Environmental Groups, EPA Settle Suit Over Sherco EmissionsClean air advocates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a subsidiary of Xcel Energy have reached a settlement that will reduce emissions from the Sherco plant in Sherburne County. The settlement was filed Friday in U.S. District Court.