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Exploring and Protecting Our Great River

Minnesotans Mike Crowley and his wife Kate are exploring, writing, and talking about the Mississippi River. In 2010, they trekked more than 1550 miles around Lake Superior, acting on their growing concern for freshwater resources. 

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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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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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