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Weedkiller has surprise toll on trees

Class-action suit was filed Monday against Dupont—company of Imprelis, a new, supposedly environmentally friendly herbicide. Contact the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (ph. 651-201-6000) if you notice the weedkiller affecting your trees, especially watch the spruce and evergreens. Take photos of damage and keep a journal to document damage. Full story here. Update! Lawsuits continue to pile up against […]

Monarch butterflies in decline in Midwest—You can help

As recently as a decade ago, farms in the Midwest were commonly marred – at least as a farmer would view it – by unruly patches of milkweed amid the neat rows of emerging corn or soybeans. Not anymore. Fields are now planted with genetically modified corn and soybeans resistant to the herbicide Roundup, allowing […]

Environmental Review of Mine Project Delayed Due to Shutdown

St. Paul, Minn. — Polymet Mining company will ask a Special Master to declare that state officials working on an environmental review of its proposed copper-nickel mine should be allowed to go back to work. The Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS, for the project has been underway for more than five years. Polymet Mining lobbyist […]

UofM Researchers Discover New Source for “Green” Electricity

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (06/21/2011) —University of Minnesota engineering researchers in the College of Science and Engineering have recently discovered a new alloy material that converts heat directly into electricity. This revolutionary energy conversion method is in the early stages of development, but it could have wide-sweeping impact on creating environmentally friendly electricity from waste […]

Indian Land Tenure Publication Now Online

The latest edition of the Indian Land Tenure Foundation’s Message Runner, “Cutting through the Red Tape,” is now available in print and online HERE. Includes conservation effort news.