The lingering presence of wildfire smoke has made for an unusual start to summer across the Midwest. It also comes during a near-record drought crisping fields across the Corn Belt and the threat of hotter summers to come.
Canadian wildfire smoke brought air quality alerts to the Midwest. Such episodes will grow more common as the earth warms, climate experts say.
A recently completed merger between two of the country’s top-tier rail lines will send more trains along the upper Mississippi River — and in some areas, thousands more car loads of hazardous materials.
Comments by EPA Administrator Michael Regan last month indicate a growing consensus that ‘forever chemicals’ are taking a serious toll on Americans’ health.
The state of Minnesota is partnering with an engineering firm to investigate ways to destroy ‘forever chemicals.’
‘The nightmare hasn’t really stopped,’ one expert says.
By the end of 2025, 3M will stop making the “forever chemicals” that for decades have bedeviled the environment.
In efforts to address long-running ‘forever chemicals,’ the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is trying to suck the chemicals out of groundwater.
A changing climate is causing rain to fall in harder bursts that push back planting seasons and drown crops in the Mississippi River farm country.
“For years, Minnesota has struggled to reduce the farm pollution that runs into streams, lakes, the Mississippi River and eventually, the Gulf of Mexico. Crop breeders are working on 16 perennial and winter annual crops to suck up that nutrient pollution before it escapes.