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
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Fishing line discarded improperly can be fatal to wildlife
Spend enough time on the water, and youll probably run across a bird that has become entangled in fishing line or those plastic six-pack rings.
Three or four summers ago, I witnessed an unsuccessful ... Posted on 5/18/12 at 9:18 AM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Earth Day Activities Using the Newspaper
Every day is Earth Day for people who care about the environment. But for one day each year, people all over the world join forces to call attention to the beauty of the Earth and the ways in which w... Posted on 4/14/12 at 8:00 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Pollution control group plans meeting
The North Dakota Air Pollution Control Advisory Council and the North Dakota Department of Health have scheduled a public hearing to address proposed changes to the North Dakota Air Pollution Control ... Posted on 8/17/10 at 9:31 AM
Environmental groups say the federal government should order two coal-fired power plants in western North Dakota to use more sophisticated pollution-control technology, but state officials say the matter already has been settled and no more debate is needed.
In a dispute about a 103-year-old treaty, pollution that crosses borders and regulations that don't, people in Moorhead are at odds with state officials over a proposed regulation designed to cut phosphorus emissions of the city's sewage plant.
When Terry Fleck goes fishing or hunting, he aims to leave the area better than how he found it. That’s the same attitude the Bismarck man hopes oil and gas companies will have about development in North Dakota.
J.D. Williams didn't think much about the smoke cloud that often shrouded his air base in Iraq. Not when it covered everything he owned with black soot or when his wheezing and coughing made it difficult to sleep at night.
Moorhead-based American Crystal Sugar Co. has paid a $24,943 penalty and taken corrective actions to reduce air pollution from emissions at its East Grand Forks facility, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says.
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