Local planning -- such as, water management, emergency assistance/disaster,and comprehensive planning -- should be required to consider resiliency to extreme weather events, the potential impact of such events on local infrastructure, and actions that can be taken to prevent or reduce the negative consequences of extreme weather events.
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Voyageurs National Park are irreplaceable national treasures. The natural beauty and quiet wilderness character of the Boundary Waters are threatened by sulfide-ore copper mines proposed within the watershed of the Wilderness. While federal and state laws prohibit mining activities within the Wilderness and on some adjacent national forest lands, the laws are not sufficient ...more »
Lake Superior represents 10% of the Earth's surface freshwater and is important for shipping, fishing and tourism as well as many other services. Its water budget is poorly understood so we can't make accurate forecasts what will happen to it as climate changes. Increases or decreases in lake level could have huge implications for Minnesota's economy and environment. We need to bring Minnesota's science community together ...more »