Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) Commissioner John Linc Stine has announced his plan to form an Environmental Justice advisory group to advise the agency on agency matters related to environmental justice. The group will provide input and recommendations about ways to incorporate the principles of environmental justice into the agency’s work. It will consist of up to … [Read more...]
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Warm days mean barbecues, ballgames and outdoor adventure. Unfortunately, all that sun and fun can introduce a greater risk of skin woes for you and your family. “Whether you’re playing catch in the backyard or pitching a tent in the woods, you can help prevent certain issues from occurring, and if they do, be prepared by having a remedy on hand that can offer your family … [Read more...]
The biggest challenge at the Reverend Dr. Earl D. Trent, Jr.’s historic Black church is raising enough money to do the Lord’s work. Trent, pastor of Washington, D.C.’s Florida Avenue Baptist Church, was grappling with that very issue five years ago when he heard a presentation about how going green could reduce utility costs. “We’ve always been somewhat … [Read more...]
Spring cleaning season is right around the corner. Stay green when you clean: learn about household hazardous waste — found in many household products — and ways to reduce it while keeping your home safe and clean. What is household hazardous waste? Some products we have in our homes contain hazardous materials that can harm our health or the environment if not disposed … [Read more...]
It's quite a process to get delicious maple syrup from the tree to your table each spring. Come to a maple syruping event and check it out for yourself. You'll enjoy some hands-on experience, and we know you'll enjoy your sample of the fresh syrup! When does the sap run? Maple sap runs best when daytime temperatures are in the high 30s to mid 40s and overnight … [Read more...]
Unless you only buy foods that are certified organic or marked as “GMO-free,” odds are that a great deal of the food you eat contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). But are you risking your health and damaging the environment by eating GMOs? Not according to Monsanto, the agricultural biotechnology company that is a leading producer of GM seed. Monsanto contends that … [Read more...]
A Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) internal review has found inconsistent — and in some cases inadequate — procedures associated with the handling of some drinking water samples by its Environmental Health Division. Based on this finding, MDH has moved to immediately strengthen and standardize the procedures, and to conduct additional testing as needed to ensure accurate … [Read more...]
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...]