The environment in the news

Take a look at the Star Tribune’s coverage this week of three environmental subjects:

  •  An article by environmental reporter Josephine Marcotty looking at  two recent scholarly articles on agriculture and the environment: One a study concluding that tile drainage has significantly increased flows in Minnesota rivers, and the other a South Dakota State review of grasslands being converted to row crops in several states, including Minnesota.
  • An editorial praising Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration for banning most state purchases of products containing triclosan, an antibacterial agent found in many hand sanitizers.
  •  An item on the Master Water Stewards program being formed by the Freshwater Society and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District.