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Danger! Danger! What you need to know about burning yard waste

As the weather changes and the leaves begin to fall from trees, yard clean up begins. For some Minnesotans, this involves bagging their yard waste and putting it out on the curb...
Participate in a community garden (of solar power)

Participate in a community garden (of solar power)

Early this year, seven new community gardens went up in communities around Minnesota. The interesting part: These weren't the type of gardens producing tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables; these were solar gardens made up...

New Wildlife Management Area in Dakota County

Located four miles east of Farmington, off of highway 50, is Minnesota's newest Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Hampton Woods. This new area encompasses 191 acres of oak woodlands smack dab in the middle of...

Keep an eye out for the rusty patched bumble bee

Most of us try to avoid anything with a stinger. On the top of that list, often, are bees. One person that is not like most people is Erica Hoaglund. Erica is a biologist with...
Minnesota leading the way for renewable energy grid batteries

Minnesota leading the way for renewable energy grid batteries

Renewable energy is still a contentious subject in many parts of Minnesota, and across the country as well. The reliance on fossil fuels remains strong, and, even for those that support renewable energy and...
China is launching a fake moon to replace city lights

China is launching a fake moon to replace city lights

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, it really isn't all that bright: In fact, it's only 1-400,000th the brightness of the sun. But while moon rays may not be...

Winter is (actually) coming: How to be prepared

I hate to bring up what is probably one of the most dreaded, dirty, six-letter-words in a Minnesotan's vocabulary, but I really need to talk about... winter. I'm sorry. I know it's too soon;...

LEGO is going plant-based, sustainable

With their green, plant-inspired pieces, for now. As per the LEGO website, "LEGO® botanical elements such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane in the future and will...

MN water supply is healthy, but it has its challenges

Every year the state of Minnesota tests community water supplies, conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The annual MDH report is the result of 64,000 separate tests fro more than 100 potential...

Andersen Windows showcase green initiatives in new buildings

Over the past weekend of November 8 - 10, Minnesota-based Andersen Corporation explored the unique relationship between architecture and sustainability at the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This was held in conjunction with...
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