Environmental factors have an enormous impact on Minnesota’s public health and economy, including impacts on human health as a result of increased pollution, increased prevalence of disease, and extreme temperatures. We track data on air quality and greenhouse gas emissions to better understand how Minnesota’s environment is contributing to our state's well-being, now and into the future.
About 59% of days in the Twin Cities metro have “good” air quality
Amount of Minnesota's greenhouse gas emissions in a year
That translates into 28 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per person. Greenhouse gas emissions have been trending downward since 2004, but fall short of goals set by the Next Generation Energy Act.
Three economic sectors are responsible for three-quarters of greenhouse gas emissions