A majority (72 percent) of Minnesotans would be likely to choose healthier food if more options were available in their communities, according to a poll conducted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. Nearly 63 percent of respondents also think the state of Minnesota should appropriate funding to increase that access. According to the poll, most Minnesotans support … [Read more...]
A space for articles pertaining to environmental justice and sustainable energy initiatives, with an emphasis on conservation and money-saving tips.
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With calls to ramp up fossil fuel production what can the average citizen do? The sad fact is that while more than two-thirds of Americans want the federal government to do more to protect against global warming and other environmental ills, the Trump administration is pushing forward with plans to gut the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and wriggle out of our Paris … [Read more...]
Each winter we salt our roads and sidewalks to protect against sliding cars and slippery walks. Doing so is an important safety measure, but it can also pollute our local ecosystems and drinking water resources. But by using a few best management practices we can keep our roads and sidewalks safe while protecting our natural resources. How does salt affect the environment … [Read more...]
The upper Mississippi River, which starts at Lake Itasca in northern Minnesota, is in great shape until pollutants flow in from farmland and cities. By the time it reaches Minneapolis, it no longer meets water quality standards for river life and recreation. Results from a new study by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) highlight the need to protect wetlands and … [Read more...]
Skeptics dispute number of scientists who believe humans cause global warming The so-called “Myth of the Climate Change 97%” refers to the argument made by climate skeptics who dispute the notion that 97 percent of climate scientists have achieved consensus that global warming is occurring and is caused by human activities. Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe, a … [Read more...]