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Report | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

In the Path of the Storm: Global Warming, Extreme Weather, and the Impacts of Weather-Related Disasters in the United States

Weather disasters kill or injure hundreds of Americans each year and cause billions of dollars in economic damage. The risks posed by some types of weather-related disasters will likely increase in a warming world. Scientists have already detected increases in extreme precipitation events and heat waves in the United States, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently concluded that global warming will likely lead to further changes in weather extremes.

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Report | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Too Close to Home: Nuclear Power and the Threat to Drinking Water

Leakage of radioactive material into groundwater is a common occurrence at U.S. nuclear power plants. Because of the inherent risks of nuclear power, the United States should ensure that all currently operating nuclear power plants are, at the latest, retired at the end of their operating licenses and the nation should move toward cleaner, safer solutions such as energy efficiency and renewable energy for our future energy needs.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Nuclear Power Plants Threaten Drinking Water for 935,100 Minnesotans

The drinking water for 935,100 people in Minnesota could be at risk of radioactive contamination from a leak or accident at a local nuclear power plant, says a new study released today by Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center and the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG).

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Ikea’s rooftop solar array will be the largest in Minnesota

A solar array that retailer Ikea says will be installed on the roof of its Bloomington store will be the state's largest generator of electricity from the sun.

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More Minnesota lakes, rivers added to impaired list

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is adding another 500 lakes and stretches of river to its list of impaired waters.
This new list brings the total number of impaired rivers and lakes to more than 3,600.

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