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Elizabeth Dunbar

19 October 2016

North Branch, Minnesota, United States

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A new solar array called North Star in the Twin Cities will soon produce enough energy to power more than 20,000 homes. The project allows landowners to evolve beyond a deteriorating farming industry while maintaining...

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Elizabeth Dunbar

11 October 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Madison Equities is investing in significant efficiency upgrades to a number of buildings in downtown St. Paul, overhauling their energy systems in an upgrade driven in part by tenants' interest in energy efficiency a...

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Elizabeth Dunbar

22 August 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Novel solar projects are helping to make renewable energy more accessible and transparent for low income and minority communities in Minnesota. An interfaith cooperative provides families access to solar energy garden...

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Elizabeth Dunbar

4 August 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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Testimony from scientists can be crucial for lawmakers, judges, and juries in making critical decisions that impact their communities. The Expert Witness Training Academy program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law pair...

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Elizabeth Dunbar

25 July 2016

St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

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As consumers across the country increasingly demand access to cleaner, more affordable energy and traditional coal plants become more expensive to operate, a new group is working to give conservatives a voice in natur...

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Elizabeth Dunbar

17 June 2016

Burnsville, Minnesota, United States

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Global climate change might seem to call for global action, but there are efforts going on in places you wouldn't necessarily look, with countless examples in cities across Minnesota.

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Dunbar

31 May 2016

Morris, Minnesota, United States

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota's West Central Research and Outreach Center are looking for ways to make producing dairy milk less energy intensive - something consumers are increasingly demanding. They hav...

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Elizabeth Dunbar

4 February 2015

Minnesota, United States

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Confronting more frequent heavy rains, the state's farmers have extended farmland drainage. Higher crop yields is one result. Another: More dirty water is flowing downstream.

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Elizabeth Dunbar

4 August 2014

Mankato, Minnesota, United States

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Mankato, where treated wastewater is used for everything from irrigation to industrial cooling, is one of the few places around this water-rich state where water is being recycled in this way. But as concerns about th...

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Elizabeth Dunbar

10 July 2014

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

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New technology, more aggressive pricing structures, and shifting attitudes are beginning to change how some Minnesotans view and care for their lawns.

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Elizabeth Dunbar

5 June 2014

Woodbury, Minnesota, United States

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A few communities are using stormwater to keep golf courses, baseball and soccer fields green or to irrigate public landscapes.

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Elizabeth Dunbar

8 January 2014

Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

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A new effort involving just about anyone who flushes a toilet from Lino Lakes to Woodbury is about to eclipse the scattered sprinkling limits and water-saving campaigns to rescue a shrinking White Bear Lake.

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