STAFF BLOG ASTROBOB Earth at night glows with lovely and loathsome lights
Wherever we go, our lights go with us. If we were more thoughtful about choosing the right type of lighting fixtures, it wouldn't be such a problem, but we're generally not. Photos taken late last y... Posted on 1/12/13 at 1:06 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER MPCA credits 1972 law for cleaning waters
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sings praises of the federal Clean Water Act, passed in 1972.
The MPCA reminded Minnesotans that an Ohio river fouled with contaminants and inadequately treated... Posted on 10/19/12 at 2:49 PM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS Fishing line discarded improperly can be fatal to wildlife
Spend enough time on the water, and youll probably run across a bird that has become entangled in fishing line or those plastic six-pack rings.
Three or four summers ago, I witnessed an unsuccessful ... Posted on 5/18/12 at 9:18 AM
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued an air pollution health advisory for the southern two-thirds of Minnesota, including the Twin Cities metropolitan area and Rochester, effective Friday, March 8 through midday Saturday, March 9.
An increasing number of retailers are offering receipts digitally via email or text, instead of on paper. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is launching a project to support this paperless receipt trend, for environmental and public health reasons.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has extended the comment period for a TMDL report, or a pollution study, conducted for eight lakes in Pope County that are impaired due to excess phosphorus. The lakes are Ann, Emily, Gilchrist, Leven, Malmedal, Pelican, Reno and Strandness. Comments must be sent to MPCA by October 17.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is inviting comments on a pollution study (TMDL report) conducted for eight lakes in Pope County that are impaired with excess phosphorus. The lakes are Ann, Emily, Gilchrist, Leven, Malmedal, Pelican, Reno and Strandness. Comments must be sent in writing to the MPCA by August 22.
Sauk River Watershed District presents annual report to Douglas County commissioners.
A 10-year comprehensive plan with more than 200 projects on the waiting list dominated discussion of the Sauk River Watershed District (SRWD) presentation at a recent Douglas County commissioners’ meeting.
Minnesota city and conservation leaders say farmers contribute most of the pollution to state waters but do too little to prevent the damage or fix it.
They told reporters Tuesday that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency needs to take action by ordering farmers to lower their pollution contribution.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) says it is achieving a 99 percent success rate in issuing environmental permits for construction of new projects and expansions to existing facilities within 150 days.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) concluded 47 enforcement cases totaling $474,720 in penalties during the second quarter of 2011. The cases occurred at facilities in 33 counties throughout Minnesota, including Douglas.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is seeking grant proposals from local governments and other interested parties to reduce nonpoint source water pollution. Nonpoint source pollution comes from many sources, such as urban areas and farm fields, and not a single point, such as an industrial discharge.
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