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  • Sigg Company Shamefully Admits Its Aluminum Sigg Bottles Contain BPA

    The Sigg Company recently admitted that its aluminum bottles, long touted as an alternative to chemical leaching plastics, actually contain bisphenol-A (BPA) in their liner. The announcement has left customers around the world outraged.  Especially damning is evidence that the company knew as far back as 2006 that the bottle liners contained BPA, yet failed […] More

  • Minnesota Cooks Rock: New Book Showcases Tasty Local Fare

    We northern Midwesterners tend to be humble cooks. Too often we don’t view our everyday fare as anything special. As a born and bred Midwestern gal, I sometimes fall in line with my peers and lust over hip California cuisine, Big Apple restaurant trends or Food Network designer chefs. The greens may seem greener over […] More

  • Underground Farmer: Insider Tips on Shopping the Farmers’ Market

    Think you have spring fever? Sandy Dietz walks into a tsunami of vernal anticipation every time she enters her Minnesota greenhouse, bonding with the thousands of seedlings that will eventually find a home outside in the fields. Raising over a hundred varieties of vegetables, Dietz and her family run Whitewater Gardens in northeast Minnesota, growing […] More

  • Minnesota Climate Advisors Make Recommendations

    Minnesota’s 2007 Next Generation Energy Act instructed Governor Tim Pawlenty (R) to convene a group of 50 advisors from the energy industry, nonprofits, business, agriculture, and health to come up with recommendations to cut global warming emissions. The Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Group just announced 50 recommendations they’re sending to the governor and the legislature. […] More

  • Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba Form LLC for Electronics Recycling

    Three large electronics manufacturers are taking a proactive step in an industry screaming for action. Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba have established an electronic product recycling management company, Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company, LLC (MRM), to spearhead electronics recycling and collection in the United States. This dream team was formed to provide a recycling service to […] More

  • Governors Form Wind Power Coalition

    Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota (R) and Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico (D) have joined forces to promote a “Governors Windpower Coalition” to increase the use of wind energy across the United States. The objectives of the coalition include interstate collaboration (on issues like transmission), exchanging information on policy and technology, commissioning research on […] More