Are Antibiotics and Antibacterials Necessary?

Emily Moore Minnesota Pollution Control Agency We live in a time when world views are clashing and colliding everywhere. Evidence of this is all around us-religious views, political views, lifestyles-the list goes on and on. One such collision occurs in the way we view public health. One view, developed early …

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How can individual cities make a global impact on climate change?

Frontiers in the Environment: Big Questions, with:   Simon Sharpe, Head of Climate Risk, UK Foreign Office; Martin Bigg, Professor, University of West England and Former Chair of Bristol Green Capital Partnership; and Gayle Prest, Sustainability Manager, City of Minneapolis Tackling climate change is a global effort, requiring action on …

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Healthy Schools Projects

Linda Countryman Minnesota Pollution Control Agency – Prevention & Assistance Division Three Minnesota schools reduce pollution and save energy and money. Houston Public Schools in southeastern Minnesota, Pine Point Elementary on the White Earth Reservation, and Hutchinson High School took part in a recently finished pilot project to develop a …

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: From Farms to Forks and Beyond

David Wallinga, M.D. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy We live in a world where drug-resistant “superbugs” are getting meaner and more common. These superbugs used to be found almost exclusively in hospitals in the form of life-threatening infections. They are now popping up in communities among healthy children and …

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Native Plantings: A Beautiful Solution for Minnesota Shorelines

Angie Hong East Metro Water Resource Education Program Here in Minnesota, shoreline living is not limited to the rich and famous. According to the MN DNR, Minnesota has 11,842 lakes and 69,200 miles of natural rivers and streams. We have over 13 million acres of lakes, streams, and wetlands, which …

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The Art of Spoken Word

Jules Nyquist Loft Literary Center Write on Radio at KFAI What is the difference between a poet and a spoken word artist? Between a reading and a performance? With written word, the inner spirit of a poem is there on the page, and the poet connects individually with the reader. …

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