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ENVIRONMENT

The first piece of climate legislation to see significant movement this session is a bill that would require Minnesota utilities to have 100% carbon-free electricity generation by 2040.
The head of the pilot program in Otter Tail County said people "have a hunger" to make a difference in keeping food waste out of landfills.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency tells residents to follow a “less is better” strategy for salting surfaces. Salt is commonly overapplied and sends chloride into lakes, rivers and streams.
Tribal officials said they felt an urgency to act because of the increase in proposed large livestock operations on and near the reservation

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A Minnesota city and reservation will be receiving federal funding for air quality monitoring, but many of Minnesota’s cities and counties has some of the best quality air in the nation.
The plan would move processing facilities and tailings storage away from Talon’s proposed underground mine near Tamarack and into North Dakota.
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa will receive almost $1.5 million.
The U.S. Forest Service and The Nature Conservancy are researching how restored bogs help slow climate change.
Japanese apple rust requires both junipers and apples or crabapples to complete its life cycle, with spores carried by wind or rain to infect other plants.
The giant bird, in protective wrap, made the road trip early Thursday morning. It will be on display in the Eco Experience building to raise awareness of the dangers of lead pollution.

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The company and its supporters want an environmental review of its project, not a blanket ban or study on hypothetical projects within the watershed.
Once dismissed as unscientific, there’s now increasing interest in incorporating Indigenous knowledge into the policies and practices of Minnesotans working with forestry and wildlife.
Hundreds face charges in connection with the protests of the Line 3 pipeline replacement project last year, which energy company Enbridge constructed through northern Minnesota to transport oil from the Canadian province of Alberta to Superior, Wisconsin.

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