Scientists are testing a new pesticide to kill off invasive zebra mussels in a small Minneapolis-area lake.
The Star Tribune reports Christmas Lake became the first in the nation Monday to use the new product. Zequanox uses dead bacterial cells to kill the aquatic pests that eat it. Zebra mussels have been found in 29 states.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is proposing to add two contaminated sites to the state's Superfund list.
The proposed additions are the former Executive Cleaners site in Worthington in Nobles County of southwestern Minnesota, and the Spring Park Municipal Wells site in Spring Park near Lake Minnetonka in Hennepin County.
While we’ve seen plenty of rain recently, the University of Minnesota wants to harness it with rain gardens.
On Tuesday, students taking a U of M environmental communication course will be installing a rain garden at Ralph Rapson Hall on Church Street Southeast. They designed the garden as part of their coursework.
SouthWest Transit will be giving out free White Spruce seedlings to riders in celebration of Earth Day on Tuesday.
The seedlings will be given at four stations: Highway 212 and Technology Drive in Eden Prairie, Highway 212 and Highway 101 in Chanhassen, 500 Market St. in Chanhassen, and Highway 212 and Highway 41 in Chaska.