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Reduce the Energy Costs of Home Appliances

Mary Morse Neighborhood Energy Connection Rein in the cost and environmental impact of common household appliances with the following tips: Identify your biggest energy wasters Households spend more money on heating and cooling than any other energy expenditure. Before investing in a new furnace or air conditioner, tame these costs …

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Culinary Diversity in the Obesity Age

Aaron Vehling Writer America has become the land of the unhealthy. About two-thirds of the nation is considered overweight or obese, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some lay blame at the hands of food conglomerates that bioengineer our food for higher profit margins. Others scapegoat our …

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What Does a Sustainable Clean Water Future for Minnesota Look Like?

Frontiers in the Environment: Big Questions with: Bonnie Keeler, Lead Scientist, Natural Capital Project; Deb Swackhamer, Program Director, Water Resources Center; and John Linc Stine, Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Minnesota has a reputation as a land of abundant, high-quality lakes and rivers. But is our water clean enough? Addressing …

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The Foothills of Peak Oil: Hard Times Come Again

Brian Merchant MN Post Carbon The world may look the same, but it has changed. The combination of $4.00/gallon gasoline, $130/barrel oil, and $12/BTU natural gas in the first half of 2008, sent a shockwave through the economy. The term peak oil, or the point when the maximum rate of …

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Water Stewardship and the Private Sector

Frontiers in the Environment Talk by Raj Rajan, RD&E Vice President, Global Sustainability Technical Leader, Ecolab Inc. Water is a precious and finite resource. Yet traditional commercial enterprises, with their model of investment and returns, don’t always recognize the difference between price and value. Join us for a conversation about …

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The Myth of the Homeless Person

Joshua Lang St. Stevens Homeless Shelter The image that most people identify with a homeless person is the panhandler on Nicollet Mall, the vodka-guzzling man on the bus, or the mentally ill person hearing voices on the corner. These stereotypes are the visibly homeless. In reality, they are the exception …

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