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General Mills tried to help the bees this spring, and instead it got stung. Native plant lovers across the country are complaining that the 1.5…
A struggle over feedlots has spilled over into the state Legislature, where pork producers are trying to limit so-called nuisance suits brought by feedlot neighbors.
Twin Cities is a hot spot in a national study of lakes and road-salt runoff. It showed that salt concentrations in the Mississippi, mostly from road salt, have increased 81 percent since 1985.
Budget proposals moving through the Republican-controlled Legislature would continue what park officials say is a decadelong dilemma: Operating funds for the state's 75 parks have declined, after accounting for inflation, while the number of Minnesotans who use them continues to increase every year.
The U of M study takes a close look at precisely where phosphorus and nitrogen come from and where they go in Twin Cities' neighborhoods. It's the first to track how households contribute to water pollution.
Tighter standards for chemical once used by 3M prompt more drinking water tests.
State law and industry forces have already set course toward renewable energy.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation's first economic impact analysis of the state's cycling industry also found that 13.6 percent of Twin Cities residents commute by bike, at least once in a while.
Breakthrough done so far only in a lab could solve one of most widespread pollution problems.
Its pollinator seed giveaway was a huge hit, but some advocates challenge the flower mix.