Oct

13

State of the Birds Report’s Sobering Conclusion

Last month the National Audubon Society released its fifth State of the Birds Report. The report includes both good and bad news – all of it related directly to how we are caring for our land and water.

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Sep

25

Turning of the Tide in the Battle Against Climate Change

CURE and MPIRG sponsored 13 University of MN, Morris students and Erik Hatlestad, CURE’s Public Interest Fellow and MPIRG Campus Organizer, to travel from Morris, MN to New York City and join 400 other Minnesotans to walk in the largest climate march in history, the People’s Climate March.

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Aug

20

Cedar Summit Farm Prevails in CapX2020 Transmission Battle

“People need electricity; we realize this,” Florence Minar said. “But it’s just a matter of fairness. And if you have to buy a farmer out, give them a fair payment so he can go set up somewhere else without fighting about it, or without telling him he doesn’t deserve it.” Post by Duane Ninneman, Executive Director and the Director of Climate & Energy.

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Feb

19

Dan Handeen on Thinking Systemically and Net Zero Energy Homes

Growing up on a farm in Western Minnesota, Dan Handeen, now a Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Center of Sustainable Building Research, spent plenty of time running around in the woods like a wild child. Post by Ariel Herrod, CURE Watershed Sustainability Program Coordinator.

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Feb

19

3 MN River Valley Counties May Host Solar Farms

In 2013, the number of solar jobs increased by 73% in Minnesota according to a report released by the Solar Foundation this month. That is good news for renewable energy advocates who worked hard in 2013 to pass new solar laws for Minnesota to ensure the health of our environment, people, and economy. Post by Sarina Otaibi, CURE Director of Communications & Engagement.

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