More than half of companies in the Twin Cities will need to change their ways and start pulling out such valuable materials as aluminum, cardboard, plastic and steel. The law begins Jan. 1, 2016, for most commercial operations.
Updated: May 28, 2014, - 01:59 PM
Seventeen DFL legislators rebuked the state Department of Agriculture late last week over its planned review of the controversial pesticides implicated in the decline in honeybees.
Updated: May 13, 2014, - 09:32 AM
Detailed maps show that many farms lack protective “buffer strips” -- 50 feet of wild grasses, trees or shrubs required by state law — to keep runoff out of streams and rivers.
Updated: April 28, 2014, - 10:09 AM
Gov. Mark Dayton and top state pollution officials abruptly reversed a decision to publicly affirm a water-quality rule designed to protect wild rice after Iron Range legislators intervened in late February, according to internal records.
Updated: April 07, 2014, - 10:06 AM
Neonicotinoid, common pesticide associated with bee die-off, doesn’t help yields, according to an environmental group's analysis.
Updated: March 24, 2014, - 09:44 PM
One of the famous Isle Royale wolves, she had recently crossed the ice to the mainland.
Updated: March 17, 2014, - 06:22 PM
NONFICTION: A third-generation farmer in the Kansas grasslands tries to work the land without contributing to its demise.
Updated: March 15, 2014, - 04:08 PM
The 5-year-old lone wolf left Isle Royale for the mainland on an ice bridge that formed on Lake Superior this...
Updated: March 15, 2014, - 10:37 AM
After four years and $22 million, PolyMet Mining’s proposed copper mine in northeastern Minnesota cleared a major hurdle when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave plans for the controversial project a passing grade.
Updated: March 13, 2014, - 09:52 PM