Report says Wells Fargo, US Bank invest billions in most damaging fossil fuels On January 26 at 10:15 am, 25 members of local climate change activist group MN350 entered the lobby of US Bank at the corner of Hennepin and University, chanting “US Bank, do some good, get Enbridge out of our neighborhood.” Community members then unveiled a river labeled Kalamazoo, Flint and … [Read more...]
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Projects will create or retain 2,322 jobs ST. PAUL — Redevelopment projects that will create or retain 2,322 jobs have been approved for investigation and cleanup funding from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). DEED awarded $6.2 million from its Contamination Cleanup and Investigation Grant Program for 14 projects in the state. The … [Read more...]
On December 12, 2015, 195 countries assembled at the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris produced a 32-page agreement outlining goals to phase out industrial carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. All countries agreed on “holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the … [Read more...]
In this age of smartphones and streaming video, it is easy to forget about the world beyond our little screens. And for the 80 percent of Americans living in urban areas, the natural world can seem even more remote. But experts say it’s important to find the time to disconnect, unplug, and appreciate what nature does for you. Surprisingly, you don’t have to travel outside … [Read more...]
10 hi-rises powered by 100 percent solar energy Across the Nation, communities have demanded more affordable and renewable energy options. Renewable energy sustains natural resources and promotes new economic opportunities. The Saint Paul Public Housing Agency (PHA) is empowering its residents by supporting the PHA’s access to renewable energy. The Community Solar … [Read more...]