While EVs are becoming more popular, home charging is still rare in multifamily housing, and correcting that imbalance has increasingly become a priority for state officials, environmental groups and Xcel Energy.
U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, the top House budget writer for environmental agencies such as the EPA, called the spending plan “a complete rejection of the destructive budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration.”
From PolyMet to presidential politics, a look at the top environmental issues in Minnesota heading into 2020.
Twin Metals submitted a plan to regulators Wednesday for a copper-nickel mine on the doorstep of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, formally kicking off what is likely to be a multi-year environmental review process.
The project has garnered national media attention and even become a wedge issue in the presidential campaign. And that was before Twin Metals Minnesota submitted its official operating plan for review.
The removal of the language is another obstacle out of the way for Twin Metals Minnesota, which is proposing to open a copper-nickel mining project just outside of the BWCA.
DFL Senate Minority Tom Bakk said the purpose of the group is to push one of the governor’s top priorities — and to leave a legacy for his eight grandchildren.
By the 1920s, dams and deforestation had so damaged the landscape that it could no longer support the tribe’s subsistence economy, and its members were forced onto their reservation at Nett Lake.
County officials say they can’t find a vendor who can ensure the textiles picked up were actually being recycled in a sprawling global market. And the county isn’t the only one with such troubles.
Conflicts with farmers and hunters continue as the state’s wolf population has risen from extinction in 1960 to more than 900 animals today.
An excerpt from the new book “Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale,” by journalist Adam Minter.
The settlement offers a rare chance to shrink the state’s carbon footprint without spending taxpayer dollars. But the plans also underscore the challenge of reducing the millions of tons of carbon emissions that emanate from Minnesota’s cars, boats and other vehicles.
In the summer of 1909, Oberholtzer had his so-called “3,000-mile summer.” His goal was to travel the major canoe routes of the Rainy Lake watershed.
Let’s make it crystal clear.
The latest impaired waters list completes a 10-year research effort to collect data on Minnesota’s 80 watersheds.
One piece of an aggressive DNR strategy to slow chronic wasting disease in deer, the dumpster program is now in flux.
The Walz administration contends that electric vehicles’ small market share in Minnesota is due to lack of choice, not lack of interest. But auto dealers say the buying options for zero-emission vehicles in the state simply reflects consumers’ preference.
The lake and its shoreline communities are experiencing a series of climate impacts that run queasily parallel to the problems of saltwater coasts that have become familiar in recent decades.
The implications of the two projects for the area’s workforce could be “crazy,” said Michelle Ufford, executive director of the Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training.
McCollum got language asking for the study into an appropriations bill that passed the House. Sens. Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar are supporting a similar measure in the Senate.