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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...

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;...

Keep an Eye Out for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee

Most people try and avoid anything with a stinger - bees, typically, are at the top of that list. Others however, are of the opposite mindset: Erica Hoaglund, for...
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...

Google will run entirely on renewable energy by the end of the year… maybe

We wrote recently about solar energy community gardens in Participate in a community garden (of solar power), and about Minnesota's role in developing clean energy, Minnesota leading the way for renewable energy grid batteries. These clean energy...
Winter in Minnesota is a dark affair. But why?

Winter in Minnesota is a Dark Affair

As we count down the last few days before the end of Daylight Saving Time, we all know well what is coming next: The fourth quarter of the year, the temporal swan...

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...

Minnesota-Grown Black Truffles Might Be Possible as a Result of Climate Change

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have grown black truffles in the inoculated soil of Monmouthshire, Wales. This, admittedly, is much more temperate than Minnesota, but is still by far the furthest...

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...

Thanksgiving: Fun Facts by the Numbers

If you would have asked me how I was going to spend my morning, I wouldn’t have answered, "Doing an in-depth analysis of U.S. Census reports." That is indeed how I spent...
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