Some Minnesota Farms Allowed To Bypass Environmental Rules During PandemicThousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated Press has found.
Woodbury Takes Emergency Action To Clean Wells Contaminated By 3M ChemicalsThe city of Woodbury is speeding up the construction of a temporary water treatment facility to clean wells contaminated by chemicals from 3M.
455K People Sign Petition To Urge Target To Ditch Plastic BagsThe petition calls for Target to commit to eliminating plastic bags that Carter says are "choking the earth."
MPCA: St. Croix River, Hundreds Of Minnesota Waterways Added To Impaired Waters ListMore than half of Minnesota's lakes, rivers and streams don't meet state pollution standards.
12 Kids Of Parents Who Worked At Water Gremlin Have High Lead LevelsWater Gremlin employees are now faced with decisions about their families' health, and how to de-contaminate their homes.
New Concerns Over Twin Cities Plant After Toxic Chemicals Found In Soil, WaterThere are renewed concerns about a manufacturing plant that illegally released a toxic chemical into the air for years.
Twin Cities Plant Completes Testing On New Pollution Control EquipmentA Twin Cities plant that released a toxic chemical into the air for years has completed testing of its new pollution control equipment.
Environmentalists Warm Of Balloon Dangers To WildlifeVolunteers for the Alliance for the Great Lakes picked up more than 18,000 balloons, balloon pieces or balloon strings along Great Lakes shorelines from 2016 to 2018.
Air Quality Alert Issued In Parts Of Minnesota, Including Twin CitiesThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued an "Air Quality Alert" that is expected to worsen Friday to unhealthy levels for central and south central Minneapolis.
Minnesota Lakes Show Too-High Chloride Levels, With Road Salt The Big CulpritIt's estimated that about 350,000 tons of road salt are used each year in the Twin Cities. It also doesn't help when winter weather lingers into spring.
7 Minnesota Cities Sue Over Sealants Polluting PondsSeven Minnesota cities are suing a group of companies that refine coal-tar sealants to help pay for cleanup after the product's harmful chemicals ended up in stormwater ponds across the state.
Sailor's Mission: Clean Up Plastic On Lake MinnetonkaLes Mann, a sailor in the west metro, is doing what he can to keep Minnesota waters clean.
Trump Plans To Roll Back Obama's Coal Emissions StandardsThe Trump administration is set to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, the Clean Power Plan that restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants.
Air Quality Alert Issued For Northeast, Central And Southwest MinnesotaWildfire smoke originating in Canada is currently clouding the skies over central and northeast Minnesota. According to air pollution monitors, fine particle pollution is at or above a level that is considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Trump Administration Looks To Roll Back Mileage StandardsThursday's proposal would freeze an effort by the Obama administration intended to promote auto fuel efficiency.