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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

Senators Klobuchar and Franken Vote to Protect Public Health

To the disappointment of major polluters. Today the U.S. Senate defeated Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s bid to allow more soot and smog-forming pollution from power plants. Sen. Paul’s legislation would have put 193 lives at risk in Minnesota and 34,000 lives at risk across the county each year. Senators Klobuchar and Franken stood up for public health and voted against this dangerous proposal.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Green Ideas & Ham Breakfast Forum Next Week on Sustainable Farming

Environment Minnesota’s monthly breakfast forum Green Ideas & Ham will cover sustainable farming, a timely topic this fall harvest season.

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James Bond parody wins solar energy film contest

An environmental group that organized a short film contest to promote solar energy got more than it bargained for.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Environment Minnesota announces short-film contest winners -- includes some of the best filmmakers in the business

Today Environment Minnesota announced the winners of the “Putting the Sun to Work for Minnesota” short-film contest. Over twenty filmmakers submitted films and more than 15,000 people have watched the films already. Suspense-thriller, cartoon humor and tales of traveling into the future secured the winning prizes this year.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Obama Administration Decision on Smog Standards Puts Thousands of Lives at Risk

Today, the Obama administration announced that it will not update critical air quality standards for ozone pollution—commonly known as smog.  This decision was made despite a unanimous recommendation by the independent board of air experts and scientists created under the Clean Air Act that the current standard be strengthened to protect public health.  Exposure to smog triggers asthma attacks, causes permanent lung damage and can even lead to premature death.  In fact, according the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 5,000 asthma-related deaths occur each year in the United States.  In Minnesota 182,485 and  60,700 children suffer from asthma, according to the American Lung Association.

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