Check out the environmentally related events and conversations happening around the Hill and the world. Feeds from National Public Radio, the BBC and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency are highlighted below.
- Who Should Pay To Fix The World's Salt-Damaged Soils?The area of land no longer suitable for farming because of salt degradation is rising quickly. Scientists argue the private sector should help fund efforts to r […]
- Apps Aim To Guide You On 'Sustainable Food' (Whatever That Means)Consumers who care about how their food is produced have a growing number of apps they can turn to at the supermarket. The problem? Nailing down just what susta […]
- Saving The Amazon Will Take More Than Stopping LoggersIn order to save the Amazon, it's not enough for deforestation to stop; areas that have been denuded also need recuperation. A Brazilian research scientist […]
- Who Should Pay To Fix The World's Salt-Damaged Soils?
- VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal virusesA look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept. […]
- A WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPSTechnology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland. […]
- Newt flesh fungus 'brought by pets'A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia. […]
- VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses
- Public meetings planned on water quality in St. Clair LakeContact: Dan Olson, 218-846-8108 Detroit Lakes, Minn.— The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will host two meetings on Oct. 23 to share information abou […]
- Study lays out water protection needs in the Sunrise RiverContact: Mary Connor, 651-757-2629 St. Paul, Minn. — A new report by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and local groups in the Sunrise River watersh […]
- MPCA releases environmental assessment on heating/power facility at U of MContact: Taylor Holland, 651-757-2385 St. Paul, Minn.-- The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites the public to review and comment on an environment […]
- MPCA Citizens’ Board to consider environmental impact study for Wright County landfillContact: Ralph Pribble, 612-757-2657 St. Paul, Minn. – The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Citizens’ Board will consider the adequacy of the final Environmen […]
- Public meetings planned on water quality in St. Clair Lake