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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Minnesota

Lake Calhoun and other waterways key to summer fun

Nearly 1.5 million fishing licenses were sold in Minnesota this summer, showing just one of the many ways that Minnesotans love using their waterways like The Mississippi River and Lake Calhoun, according to Environment Minnesota’s new Summer Fun Index. The new fact sheet comes as summer draws to close, and as officials consider a new rule to restore Clean Water Act protections for 51% of the state’s rivers and streams.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

South-Central Minnesotans Rally Around River Pollution Standards

On the heels of their “Clean Water Week of Action,” Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center sent a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration, urging approval of river phosphorous standards proposed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the creation of comparable ones for nitrogen. The letter’s signatories included a host of students, professors, farmers, business owners, city officials, and concerned citizens from cities like Mankato, Saint Peter, and Northfield.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

New Report on Solar Energy in Minneapolis and other Major U.S. Cities

Environment Minnesota was joined outside City Hall by Councilmember Cam Gordon, and solar users Jim Frye and Dale Howey to release a report: Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution the first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar energy in major American cities.

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Report | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Shining Cities

Solar power is on the rise across the country. The United States has more than 200 times as much solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed today as it did in 2002. With solar module prices coming down, increasing national awareness of solar energy, and a growing legion of solar businesses large and small, solar power is emerging as a mainstream energy solution with widespread benefits for our health, our economy and the environment.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Environment Minnesota to Release Report Highlighting Solar Progress in Minneapolis

Environment Minnesota will hold a news conference releasing a new report, “Shining Cities:  At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution,” a first-of-its- kind comparison of installed solar in major cities across the U.S.  Minneapolis will be compared to other U.S. cities.  Speakers will also address best practices for advancing solar in Minneapolis.

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