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Why The EPA's Clean Power Plan Makes Even Green Minnesota A Little Nervous

The new regulations set aggressive carbon-emissions reduction targets for Minnesota — that is, if they are even legal.

March 12, 2015

After pressure, 3M will ensure paper supplies don't come from threatened forests

Post-it notes are going green. Not the color, but the material. Minnesota-based 3M agreed to take a harder line on its suppliers to ensure it is getting it’s paper and pulp from sustainable...

March 06, 2015

SPONSORED: 3 Tips for Business Recycling in 2015

Resolve to minimize waste, maximize recycling, and save money.

March 05, 2015

In pipeline leak that spilled 3 million gallons of waste, monitoring system was off

In January, a pipeline leak caused nearly 3 million gallons of mining wastewater to contaminate major creeks and rivers in North Dakota. It turns out, the company meant to oversee the project was...

March 02, 2015


Ecolab Undeterred By Falling Oil Prices, But Results ‘Fail To Impress’

CEO announces a $1 billion share repurchase program, indicates more acquisitions this year.

February 24, 2015

Minnesota iron ore plant idling due to plummeting prices worldwide

A drop in iron ore prices around the world has led a northern Minnesota plant to idle indefinitely. Magnetation LLC announced Monday it will “indefinitely idle” its iron ore concentrate...

February 24, 2015

Oil train derailments could average 10 per year, report says

In the wake of a crude oil derailment in West Viriginia last week, the Associated Press has an exclusive report on a federal analysis predicting the nation will see an average of 10 oil train...

February 22, 2015

Green ballpark? St. Paul's will have rainwater in the toilets, solar scoreboard

St. Paul’s new ballpark won’t be finished by St. Patrick’s Day, but planners say it will be among the greenest of baseball stadiums when it does open in May. A video released...

February 20, 2015

Medtronic Founder Goes Off The Grid

Earl Bakken goes solar in a big way in Hawaii.

February 17, 2015

Will Interstate 35 become a road to salvation for Monarch butterflies?

A new partnership that aims to create habitat for the beleaguered Monarch butterfly will focus on the Interstate 35 corridor running between Duluth and Brownsville, Texas. The U.S. Fish and...

February 10, 2015

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