Water shortages and problems around Minnesota — and the country — have many wondering what is the true cost of clean and reliable water. This reporting is supported in part by The Water Main, a project of American Public Media.

Top EPA scientist describes new attitude at agency
President Barack Obama has said his administration will put a new emphasis on science as it takes power and begins to shape the nation's policy. The Environmental Protection Agency's top scientist was in Minnesota today to talk about that change.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty has promoted Deputy Commissioner Paul Eger to lead the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Lake Superior 'love nest' aims to save sturgeon population
An effort to help Lake Superior sturgeon become self-sustaining is entering a critical phase. Sturgeon were nearly wiped out in the big lake about a century ago. Crews have been busy this winter, trying to build the perfect sturgeon love nest.
Minn. DNR to hear outdoor concerns
Minnesota DNR officials are listening this weekend to people who hunt, fish, and enjoy the outdoors. The DNR Roundtables are held once a year, a chance for agency workers to hear from citizens.
How to fix a 'hot, flat and crowded' world
Thomas Friedman says the current green movement is no revolution, and that it will take strong American leadership -- and some pain -- to destabilize global climate change.
Voices on the environment
Midday presents a "Voices of Minnesota" interview with Dave Tilman and Deborah Swackhamer. The two University of Minnesota professors discuss climate change and other environmental issues.
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