Repair is really popular, but makers of electronics keep making it harder than it should be. 948,000 Minnesotans visited the popular repair website, iFixit.com, from November 2019 to November 2020. They tried to fix everything from laptops to gaming consoles. For the majority of the devices Minnesotans tried to fix, however, they faced significant barriers.
After years of setbacks on the environment, in the Biden administration’s early days, it is critical that we take swift action to clean up our environment and address the climate crisis. There are several important environmental policies that can be set in motion on day one that will protect our natural landscapes and give Americans cleaner air, cleaner water and a more livable climate. This report lists the First Thigns to Fix.
Americans agree: Our nation’s infrastructure needs work. This report provides the blueprint that should form the basis of an infrastructure plan that will make America stronger today and lay the foundation for a brighter future.
Clean energy is sweeping across America and is poised for more dramatic growth in the coming years.Wind and solar energy were just beginning to take off ten years ago; today, they are everyday parts of America’s energy landscape.
Minneapolis, MN – With summer in full swing, water pollution can close Minnesota beaches or put swimmers' health at risk. Last year, bacteria levels at 13 beaches indicated that water was potentially unsafe for swimming there on least one day, according to the new report Safe for Swimming? by Environment Minnesota Research and Policy Center. The report comes as Congress is set to vote tomorrow on a major spending bill that includes an additional $11 billion for water infrastructure.
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