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Climate Change and Its Impact on Infrastructure Systems in the Midwest
Midwest Economic Policy Institute, October 2017, 10 pp.
This study examines how climate change will negatively impact transportation and infrastructure systems across the Midwest. It offers information for policymakers regarding the potential costs and consequences of climate change, and recommends actions to protect communities and the economy. more info >
Twin Cities Mobile Market
Wilder Research, May 2017
Twin Cities Mobile Market, a program of the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, is a grocery store on wheels developed to increase access to healthy, affordable foods in under-resourced neighborhoods. The evaluation measures the implementation and success of the program. more info >
Dashboard of Environmental and Performance Measures
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, April 2017, 2 pp.
This dashboard tracks environmental and performance measures related to the work of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Metrics include measures of air pollutants, water restoration, and polluted land cleanup. more info >
National Climate Assessment
U.S. Global Change Research Program, January 2017
This report provides an in-depth look at climate change impacts on the U.S. It details the multitude of ways climate change is already affecting and will increasingly affect the lives of Americans. more info >
State of the River Report 2016
Friends of the Mississippi River, National Park Service, September 2016, 52 pp.
This report provides an answer to the question, "So, how is the Mississippi River?" It highlights 14 key indicators of river health, and examines the status and trends of each indicator, as well as strategies for improvement. more info >
Healthy Food Access: A View of the Landscape in Minnesota and Lessons Learned From Healthy Food Financing Initiatives
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Wilder Research, April 2016, 54 pp.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Wilder Research conducted a mixed-methods study to provide information to those interested in improving Minnesota's food retail environment. more info >
Swimmable, Fishable, Fixable? What We've Learned So Far About Minnesota Waters
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, April 2015, 25 pp.
Findings from the midpoint of a comprehensive look at water quality throughout Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency have used a watershed approach to take an in-depth look at the lakes and streams in half of the state's 81 major watersheds. more info >
Designing and building healthy places
Resources from the CDC's Healthy Community Design Initiative. Healthy community design integrates evidence-based health strategies into community planning, transportation, and land-use decisions. more info >