Glencore brings a hefty bankroll, a wealth of experience in the field — and a history of labor issues and pollution problems.
A principal researcher says he worries about commercial beekeepers, not their honeybees, disappearing if trends continue.
St. Paul’s plan is currently in draft form, and the city is accepting comments now. The big goal is to become carbon neutral within 30 years.
As PolyMet marches toward construction, new questions have emerged about a critical state water permit issued by the MPCA.
Great recent reads on disrupted river transport nationwide, a long history of trying to make the Mississippi behave, and the ongoing crisis in getting barges through New Orleans.
Minnesota’s senior senator has long been a champion of the iron industry. Her position on copper-nickel mining, however, remains something of a mystery — to those on both sides of the issue.
The driver is industrial use, like mining and logging, and the pace of lifting protections is accelerating.
The document provides powerful ammunition for critics of MPCA’s role in permitting the state’s first copper-nickel mine.
Researchers find that climate change-caused variations in Wisconsin lake levels have begun to reverse recent gains in controlling environmental mercury.
It was either an innocent snafu, partisan budget negotiations gone awry or a mix of the two. But either way, the LWC is stuck in government purgatory — granted new funding but still set to sunset on July 1.
In May, new high water level records were set on Lakes Erie and Superior, and there has been widespread flooding across Lake Ontario for the second time in three years.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals reversed a decision by the state’s Public Utilities Commission, a ruling that may delay Enbridge’s progress toward building the 337-mile pipeline.
The world is off-track for long-term sustainability, and maybe for meeting short-term demand growth as well.
More phenology fun.
Both the House and the Senate voted to outlaw TCE, and Minnesota would have been the first state in the country to end the use of the chemical, commonly used as an industrial solvent. But neither bill ultimately became law.
Despite a fair bit of common ground between House DFLers and Senate Republicans, a conference committee on the topics deadlocked.
Fine particulates are linked to cataracts; also, they may travel directly from nose to brain, bypassing lungs.
The CWD legislation was a top priority for Republicans and DFLers in the Legislature’s environmental committees, though they differed on how best to address the issue.
Brauman is one of the coordinating lead authors of a global report on plant and animal extinction.
If you’re planning to visit Sequoia this summer, best check for smog alerts; on many days the ozone is as bad as L.A.’s.