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Nitrogen pollution widespread in southern Minnesota waters, report finds

Nitrogen contamination in the southern half of Minnesota is so severe that 27 percent of the state’s lakes and rivers could not be used as drinking water, according to a new and unexpectedly blunt assessment of the state’s most prevalent form of water pollution.

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News Release | Minnesota Environmental Partnership

New state study documents threats to Minnesota drinking water and fish

Minnesota’s clean water advocates praised the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency today for its comprehensive study documenting the sources of nitrogen pollution that endanger Minnesota’s drinking water, fish and aquatic habitat – and contribute to the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Protect our Rivers blog

Heading into the summer season, Environment Minnesota is launching a new project with our “Protect our Rivers Blog” to celebrate Minnesota’s network of rivers, raise awareness about pollution affecting river health, and highlight what needs to be done to protect and restore our rivers.

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Local view: Obama's leadership needed to address global warming

On May 9, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere passed a long-feared milestone. Scientists at Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii reported it reached a concentration of 400 parts per million, something not seen on the Earth for millions of years.

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News Release | Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center

Nearly 100 Percent of Minnesotans Live in Areas Hit by Recent Weather Disasters; New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

Several months after flooding in northeastern Minnesota led to $100 million in damages last June, a new Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center report finds that weather-related disasters are already affecting hundreds of millions of Americans, and documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.

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