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‘Green insiders’ club shuts out people of color

‘Green insiders’ club shuts out people of color

Sep. 20 | Why decades of promises to diversify fall short in mainstream environmental movement A report released late July finds that although people of color now account for more than a third of the U.S. population, they have not broken the “green ceiling”...

What do to with the barrage of e-waste

What do to with the barrage of e-waste

Sep. 17 | You can’t just toss out cell phones and other gadgets   By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   With electronic equipment and gadgets becoming the fastest growing waste stream in many countries, how to deal with so-called...

MDA launches campaign to “Protect Minnesota Pollinators”

MDA launches campaign to “Protect Minnesota Pollinators”

Sep. 5 | Campaign includes guidelines for reducing negative impacts on pollinator populations   The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) recently launched a new public awareness campaign to protect pollinating insects in yards and gardens, along roadsides...

CenterPoint Energy leadership freshens fleet

CenterPoint Energy leadership freshens fleet

Sep. 4 | Company increases investment in NGV’s for a cleaner future   According to NGVAmerica, a national organization dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas, natural gas vehicles...

MDA offers free pesticide collections in east central and metro counties

MDA offers free pesticide collections in east central and metro counties

Aug. 22 | The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will host a series of waste pesticide collections in seven east central and metro Minnesota counties from Tuesday, August 19, through Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Through these free collection events,...

Bike ride offers tour of Minnesota’s African American history

Bike ride offers tour of Minnesota’s African American history

Aug. 21 | By Anthony Taylor Contributing Writer   Saturday, August 23, presents a great opportunity to have an historical experience relative to the African American communities’ presence in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Major Taylor Bicycling Club is...

Keith gets grilled by Hurricane Mari

Keith gets grilled by Hurricane Mari

Aug. 14 | Keith was in the backyard with Leslie getting acquainted with her father when they heard, “God damn it!” come from the kitchen. “Son of a —!” Lesli went in to see what was wrong. Hank said to Keith, conspiratorially, “Vocabulary like...

Backyard composting — an easy way to turn food waste into a natural resource

Backyard composting — an easy way to turn food waste into a natural resource

Aug. 12 | We hear about composting a lot but often it seems like a complex task only for experienced gardeners. What really is composting and how can it be more accessible? Michael Chaney, founder of Project Sweetie Pie, can often be found on the organization’s...

Reducing volatile organic compounds: good for business   and the environment

Reducing volatile organic compounds: good for business and the environment

Aug. 7 |                 Two Minneapolis businesses are already benefitting from the change     By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Conclusion of a  three-part story     Last week MSR readers learned...

Removing toxic chemicals from the environment requires new emission limits

Removing toxic chemicals from the environment requires new emission limits

Jul. 28 |               The costs for small businesses to comply could be ‘enormous’   By Isaac Peterson Contributing Writer   Many people are talking lately about the numerous disparities in Minnesota between the White...