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Minnesota 2020
EDITOR'S PICK: Naysayers of global warming point to snowfall and cold weather as proof that climate change is merely a myth. However, there is a difference between the weather happening just outside our windows and the Earth’s climate—the pattern of... Read More
Minnesota 2020
The 1972 Clean Water Act requires states to monitor river and lake health by measuring and reporting basic environmental data. That's quite a challenge in the land of 10,000 lakes, so every year the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency recruits... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Minnesota has emerged as a leader in green chemistry and manufacturing, with the University of Minnesota's curriculum training future chemists in environmentally sustainable practices and the state's leading chemical companies making non-toxic... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Clearing streets of snow and ice in Minnesota, is about a lot more than just a plow truck. St. Paul public works is implementing new technology to make streets safe: pre-treat roads before snow arrives, using GPS tracking to make the trucks... Read More
Minnesota 2020
The City of Minneapolis is embarking on a once-in-a-generation plan to cut carbon emissions and propel the city as the most energy efficient in the nation. Initiatives include single-sort recycling, boosting city renewable energy, expanding bicycle... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Even though the economic downturn has hit Minnesota electricians hard, they haven't stopped giving back to the community. For five years, two local unions have donated their time and labor for the Holiday Lights in the Park display. The annual... Read More
Minnesota 2020
With less than 1,300 people, Royalton, MN, has only one traffic light in town, and the police station, library, and government office occupy one modest building. As small as it is, the local government has established a progressive vision to the... Read More
Minnesota 2020
We have an opportunity for energy utilities to diversify, from just generating and selling power to being a comprehensive energy services and management provider. Companies like Xcel are already catching on, but as demands change, as renewables... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Heating water eats up a lot of energy. In Minnesota, the colder climate puts even more demand on hot water systems. However, the state's potential for solar energy can help offset that negative. Recently, Ramsey County's Law Enforcement Center... Read More
Minnesota 2020
Inver Hills Community College in Minnesota, is putting its students to work in the field, literally. As part of its experiential learning and community service programs, the school is using students to plant and cultivate community gardens. The... Read More

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