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James Bond parody wins solar energy film contest

An environmental group that organized a short film contest to promote solar energy got more than it bargained for.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Environment Minnesota announces short-film contest winners -- includes some of the best filmmakers in the business

Today Environment Minnesota announced the winners of the “Putting the Sun to Work for Minnesota” short-film contest. Over twenty filmmakers submitted films and more than 15,000 people have watched the films already. Suspense-thriller, cartoon humor and tales of traveling into the future secured the winning prizes this year.

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Report | Environment Minnesota Research & Policy Center

Getting off oil

America’s dependence on oil inflicts a heavy toll on our environment. There are many technologies and policy tools, however, that can curb America’s dependence on oil.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota

Minnesota’s Beach Closings Decrease

As Minnesotans flock to the beach this summer, pollution from stormwater runoff and sewage overflows continue to impact the coast of Lake Superior.

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Report | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Summer Gas Prices: Beating the Heat With Clean Cars

As Minnesotans brace themselves for skyrocketing gas prices; a new Environment Minnesota report finds that more fuel efficient cars would save every Minnesota family an average of $538 at the gas pump this summer alone. The report was released as the Obama administration is developing new fuel efficiency and global warming pollution standards for cars and light trucks. 

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