STAFF BLOG ASTRO BOB Earth at night glows with lovely and loathsome lights
Wherever we go, our lights go with us. If we were more thoughtful about choosing the right type of lighting fixtures, it wouldn't be such a problem, but we're generally not. Photos taken late last y... Posted on 1/12/13 at 1:06 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER MPCA credits 1972 law for cleaning waters
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sings praises of the federal Clean Water Act, passed in 1972.
The MPCA reminded Minnesotans that an Ohio river fouled with contaminants and inadequately treated... Posted on 10/19/12 at 2:49 PM
COLOR ME GREEN Tomorrow's Child
Without a name, an unseen face
and knowing not your time nor place
Tomorrows Child, though yet unborn,
I met you first last Tuesday morn.
A wise friend introduced us two,
and through his sobering poin... Posted on 3/9/12 at 10:30 AM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Mining, Polluted Water, Big Business
We all have heard of toxins in the water. The wheels go round and round.Unfortanately lots of big businsses contribute to these in a community from dumping into the lake, to burning plastic (hospital)... Posted on 4/13/10 at 3:06 AM
As the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee awaits federal data on Enbridge pipeline spills, the News Tribune has obtained records from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency that show dozens of oil spills in northern Minnesota over the past 30 years, dating back to when the company was Duluth-based Lakehead Pipeline.
With stops at federal Superfund sites, sewage treatment plants and shorelines contaminated by industrial waste, it wasn’t the sort of tour that would inspire participants to buy T-shirts. But it did attract dozens of local, state and federal officials and Twin Ports business leaders to get a close look at polluted hot spots and habitat restoration in the Duluth-Superior harbor.
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