By bringing economic development and added tax base to rural communities, American wind power is a significant economic growth opportunity.
The fact that water is currently flowing from our faucets does not alter the basic reality that our most precious of resources is neither unlimited nor invulnerable.
Delisting wolves has allowed Great Lakes states to implement open trophy hunting seasons that encourage the most inhumane methods of hunting.
A strong preschool program is one of the few effective programs which could help with this very important issue.
According to the MPCA, around 40 percent of tested Minnesota lakes and rivers are considered impaired, meaning they may be unsafe for swimming and fishing.
To be funded under the proposal, preschool programs will have to include standards in language and literacy, and math and science.
It’s pristine, gorgeous and scenic; my experiences in the area, starting with my first five-day canoe trip, have essentially shaped who I am today.
Then there’s the recent Iowa court case …
I cannot help but look at North Minneapolis and Phillips and see how the freeways have sequestered and impoverished them.
I hope that the Boundary Waters will be preserved for my generation and for those to come; to this end, the EPA needs to act now to prevent sulfide mining in the area.
The U.S. wind energy industry had its strongest year ever in 2012, installing a record 13,124 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity.
I didn’t hear a word from the president about unpopular but effective tough measures like carbon taxes — or about new non-emitting nuclear plants that Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz advocates.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, 72 percent of all toxic water pollution in the country comes from coal-fired power plants.
It will be impossible to immediately end climate change, but we can mitigate its effects. This is the kind of action that matters.
As a member of Generation X, I’m embarrassed to see my parents’ generation just sit back and accept what is happening in our country in terms of unfettered spying on U.S. citizens.
Nature has provide a system of checks and balances that man has destroyed as a result of overpopulation, overhunting, and the simple pleasure of trophy killing.
In the case of the Minnesota Orchestra, many of the departures would, in normal times, be seen as lateral moves at best.
Clear plans like this are key to implementing solutions that tackle global warming.
This fall we can choose a better energy future for Minneapolis. The opportunity may rest on what happens Saturday at the DFL city convention.
I suggest the last thing we need is lower gas prices, more driving, and more traffic jams.