STAFF BLOG ASTROBOB Surprise! What happens when you wring a washcloth out in space
Two science students in Nova Scotia posed the question of what would happen if you wrung out a wet washcloth in space. Watch to find out.
When I first clicked play on this video of space station Com... Posted on 4/23/13 at 11:47 AM
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
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Wild Monkeys
It was my last day at the Wu Dang Shan Tai Chi Academy. I was leaving at four o'clock that afternoon. And the anticipation of my exit provided a new vibe to my remaining hours.
One thing I wanted to ... Posted on 9/22/12 at 7:53 AM
HEALTHBEAT The facts about drowning
Maybe it's the early start to the warm season this year, or the hot summer that's driving everyone to seek relief at lakes and swimming pools. Whatever the reason, Minnesota is seeing a dismaying spik... Posted on 7/18/12 at 12:56 PM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS Kestrel chicks to be banded Thursday
Five kestrels have hatched in a nesting box at the Agassiz Valley Water Resources Management Project near Warren, Minn. PKM Electric Cooperative installed 10 of the nesting boxes this spring.
Heidi... Posted on 6/20/12 at 10:04 AM
Are Minnesotans overusing groundwater in ways that could leave us short of water – for human needs and for the environment – in the future? The short answer to that question is: Yes, in some places across the state.
Studying the Minnesota film industry, funding public television and conducting water quality studies are a few ways lawmakers propose spending some of the nearly $300 million from the state’s legacy fund next year.
Danielle Killey, Forum New Service
, April 17, 2013
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is recruiting Minnesotan volunteers who are able to visit a designated lake or stream weekly during the summer to monitor the health of the lake or stream.
Governor Mark Dayton is proposing a new funding structure to help ensure that Minnesota’s growing economy has reliable supplies of high quality water. The proposal is expected to be introduced in the Legislature early this week.
More than 1 million people in Minnesota rely on private wells as their source of drinking water, but too many of them are not tested on a regular basis for things that can make people sick, such as bacteria, arsenic, or nitrate.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) soon will seek citizen input on creating limited opportunities for open-water hunting for waterfowl as well as a number of other topics at an annual public input meeting.
Organizations at a Wednesday Asian carp summit hosted by Governor Mark Dayton and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar agreed they would try to convince boaters to stop using a Mississippi River lock in Minneapolis so it can remain closed and act as a barrier to fish that can eat so much food that they push out native species.
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