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Mississippi River-Twin Cities Watershed: Monitoring and Assessment Report
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, October 2013, 201 pp.
A report on the water quality of the Mississippi River - Twin Cities watershed. Results indicate that due to the density of industry, housing and roads, lakes and streams in the watershed are showing signs of stress, such as high levels of bacteria and nutrients, eroding stream banks, and loss of sensitive aquatic species. more info >
2013 Statewide Waste Characterization
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, October 2013, 57 pp.
Results of a statewide study of garbage. The results are intended to help the MPCA and local governments plan their efforts to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills through increased recycling, composting, and waste prevention. more info >
Greenhouse gas emissions reduction 2013
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Minnesota Department of Commerce, January 2013, 11 pp.
A report to the Minnesota legislature on progress reducing greenhouse gas emissions. more info >
Cityscape: Climate Change and City Hall
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, January 2013
Journal issue focusing on cities and climate change. Topics include: what cities are doing to address sustainability, sustainability as economic development, policy integration for sustainable development, promoting sustainable land development patterns, social actors and policy levers for mitigating greenhouse gases. more info >
Biennial report of the Clean Water Council
Clean Water Council, December 2012, 22 pp.
Report on the activities of the Clean Water Council and its appropriations as a result of the state Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment. The report summarizes Council priorities and presents funded projects aimed at ensuring clean water in Minnesota. more info >
Trends in land use in the Twin Cities region
Metropolitan Council, September 2011, 4 pp.
Presents results of a land use survey conducted every five years. The report shows a decrease in acres of developed land and an increase in the acreage of land for park and recreation uses. Ten percent of the region's area is now for park and recreation uses. 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 >