Two air monitors near an industrial area of North Minneapolis have recorded potentially harmful levels of particles and heavy metals in the air, according to a new analysis from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The agency has previously recorded violations of the state standard for air particles just to the west of the Lowry Avenue Bridge, and now the monitors have … [Read more...]
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First in a multi-series "The growing disconnection of children from nature,” especially among Blacks and other children of color, was recently discussed at a national conference in downtown St. Paul. Saint Paul RiverCentre was the site of the 2016 Children & Nature Network (C&NN) International Conference and Cities & Nature Summit May 24-27. Over 650 leaders … [Read more...]
This article was originally published on Twin Cites Daily Planet August 25, 2014. We are republishing the story this week as a nod to the 11th Annual “Dump the Pump Day” on June 16, which encourages people to ride public transportation to save money and gas consumption. I board the Green Line, traveling east from downtown Minneapolis. It’s my first time taking … [Read more...]
Listening sessions used to collects common energy concerns across the state The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) over the past several months conducted community listening sessions around the state on the federal government’s proposed clean power plan. “We have been working closely with the PCA,” notes local environmental justice organizer … [Read more...]
Air pollution, atomic risks grow as toxic dump smolder Residents of this community near Ferguson — site of 2014’s police-involved shooting death of teenager Michael Brown — have complained for years about lung troubles caused by toxic fumes tied to radioactive waste linked to the atomic bombs that flattened Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Missouri’s Department of Health and … [Read more...]