In a meeting room at the Danish American Center, members of the Minnesota Youth Climate Strike huddled up to change the world.
On Tuesday, a House oversight panel asked: What did the company know about cancer-linked compounds — and when did they know it?
It’s an argument that has become popular among supporters of the Twin Metals and PolyMet projects. Yet the clean energy case for copper-nickel mining hasn’t exactly won over skeptics in Minnesota.
Summer is taking its leave.
Natural gas can travel over 1,000 miles from the well to end use. During that long journey, gas has many opportunities to escape into the atmosphere.
Eagle Mountain, Minnesota’s highest point, is more of a hill.
On fracking, coal and nuclear power Klobuchar outlined a more cautious approach than some of her rivals for the Democratic nomination.
In March, Water Gremlin agreed to pay $7 million in a legal settlement with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency over emissions of the carcinogen TCE. Yet the agency has also drawn the ire of some White Bear residents for not catching the the problems sooner.
Unions are split on the Green New Deal — a broad set of climate, energy and economic proposals — if not on the need to address climate change.
Kittson and Roseau counties have seen average temperatures increase by 2.4 degrees Celsius over the last century.
“We really don’t care if you’re Republican or Democrat,” said Mike Syversrud, president of the Iron Range Building and Construction Trades Council. “We want people who will support local union jobs and creating more local jobs for everybody.”
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This summer, more than 600 wildfires have consumed more than 2.4 million acres of forest across Alaska. Fires are raging in northern Canada. In Siberia, choking smoke from 13 million acres is blanketing towns and cities.
The disaster in Brazil raised eyebrows among opponents of the PolyMet copper-nickel mine planned near Hoyt Lakes. That’s because the design of the dam in Brumadinho was similar to one PolyMet hopes to use for its project.
In a wide-ranging interview, the DFL governor talked about his support for PolyMet, his skepticism of Glencore, and his questions about Twin Metals, which wants to build a mine just outside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
The current procedure takes about two weeks and requires sending tissue samples to Michigan for processing.
Gore was in Minneapolis for three days to train activists in his Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit focused on building political support to address climate change.
Several measures to compensate farmers for buffer land were proposed at the Legislature this year, including a $50-an-acre tax credit endorsed by Gov. Tim Walz. None of the proposals passed.
The study also shows that certain groups of Minnesotans — including people of color, the very young, the very old, and those without adequate access to health care — are disproportionately affected by pollution.
Amid the debate over copper-nickel mining near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, we asked people at Ely’s annual Blueberry/Arts Festival whether they believe a Twin Metals mine should be built.