Environment Minnesota is holding its next Green Ideas & Ham monthly breakfast forum on Tuesday Nov. 20 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. This month’s topic is the massive dead zone 16,000 kilometers large that forms every summer in the Gulf of Mexico, where the Mississippi River meets the coast in Louisiana. The pollution that causes this dead zone starts right here in Minnesota.
Environment Minnesota will hold a press conference on Tuesday July 31st to release a new report documenting the increase in the frequency of extreme rainstorms over the past 65 years in Minnesota. Recent extreme rainstorms, such as the storm that hit Duluth in June of 2012 and which caused $100 million in damages, are highlighted as part of a larger trend of bigger storms occurring more often—a trend that scientists have linked to global warming.
We have a sold-out house for Earth Day celebration on Tuesday, April 17th at the Red Stag Supperclub where we will hear from Polar Explorer Ann Bancroft, and Fresh Energy's Executive Director Michael Noble, and we'll be honoring former state legislator and PUC Chair Ellen Anderson, Vice President Walter Mondale and others.
As we continue to set record-high temperatures nearly every day this week in Minnesota, a new Environment Minnesota report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future.
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).