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Minnesota Clean Cars Will Save Money & Cut Pollution, New Study Shows

An independent consultant report released today confirmed that Minnesota’s efforts to adopt a clean cars program will significantly cut air pollution, benefit public health, and save consumers money. Governor Tim Walz directed the

What are comets?

Comets are loosely packed balls of ice and dust orbiting our sun, that sometimes become visible in Earth’s skies. A comet’s tail may stretch across millions of miles of space.

Minnesota’s EV Highway Charging Network To Be 2,500+ Miles With 38 New EV Fast Chargers

As the electric vehicle (EV) market continues to expand throughout the state, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) announced today it will fund the installation of up to 38 additional fast charging stations in Greater Minnesota, extending the existing EV highway corridor network by more than 2,500 miles

NASA’s Terra Satellite shows smoky pall over most of California

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) More than 650 wildfires are blazing in California after unprecedented lightning strikes, storms, and a heatwave that has set new records in the state and NASA’s Terra satellite captured the smoke-engulfed state on Aug. 24, 2020.

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Invasive shrubs in Northeast US forests grow leaves earlier and keep them longer

The rapid pace that invasive shrubs infiltrate forests in the northeastern United States makes scientists suspect they have a consistent advantage over native shrubs, and the first region-wide study of leaf timing supports those suspicions.

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Invasive shrubs in Northeast US forests grow leaves earlier and keep them longer

The rapid pace that invasive shrubs infiltrate forests in the northeastern United States makes scientists suspect they have a consistent advantage over native shrubs, and the first region-wide study of leaf timing supports those suspicions.

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POLITICS: Green New Deal backer Ilhan Omar faces climate challenger

MINNEAPOLIS — As a founding member of “The Squad,” Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota shares a conviction with New York colleague Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that climate change can’t wait.

Why Utilities In Minnesota & Other States Need To Plan For More Competition

This report explores the phenomenon of undercounting customer-sited and non-utility solar energy in Minnesota: a state with several adopted policies expressing a public interest in distributed generation

Scientists record rapid carbon loss from warming peatlands

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a direct relationship between climate warming and carbon loss in a peatland ecosystem. Their study published in AGU Advances provides a glimpse of potential futures where significant stores of carbon in peat bogs could be released into the atmosphere as greenhouse gases.