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10,000 petitions delivered to protect Boundary Waters

Environment Minnesota staff delivered nearly 10,000 petition signatures to the Environmental Protection Agency urging it to reject applications for toxic sulfide mines near the Boundary Waters and Lake Superior. Read more.

News Release

Green Ideas & Ham is back with Susan Osborne, mayor of Boulder, CO

On Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 8:00 AM, we're having our first Green Ideas & Ham of the fall—and we're expecting a great group of community leaders to be in attendance! We'll be joined by Susan Osborne, the mayor of Boulder, Colorado, and John Farrell, senior researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance Policy. 

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Obama Admin. Finalizes Historic Clean Car Standards

Today the Obama administration finalized new clean car standards that will double the fuel efficiency of today’s vehicles by 2025, drastically reducing emissions of carbon pollution and cutting oil use in Minnesota and nationwide. The standards will cover new cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025, and require those vehicles to meet the equivalent of a 54.5 miles-per-gallon standard by 2025.

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Minnesota needs all of its environmental protections in place

Nowhere is the issue of corporate influence in politics more relevant than in the realm of environmental issues.

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Report | Environment Minnesota

When It Rains, It Pours

Global warming is happening now and its effects are being felt in the United States and around the world. Among the expected consequences of global warming is an increase in the heaviest rain and snow storms, fueled by increased evaporation and the ability of a warmer atmosphere to hold more moisture. A new report details the relationship between global warming and extreme precipitation.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Advisory: New Report -- Extreme Downpours on the Rise in Minnesota

Environment Minnesota will hold a press conference on Tuesday July 31st to release a new report documenting the increase in the frequency of extreme rainstorms over the past 65 years in Minnesota. Recent extreme rainstorms, such as the storm that hit Duluth in June of 2012 and which caused $100 million in damages, are highlighted as part of a larger trend of bigger storms occurring more often—a trend that scientists have linked to global warming.

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