May 1, 1972 - MPR’s Rosemary Dahlen reports on architect and futurist Buckminster Fuller, who delivered the keynote address for the University of Minnesota's Earth week 72’. Fuller believes that global resources can support the entire population with higher standard of living, using current technology.
August 28, 1972 - MPR’s Paul Gruchow reports on debate over copper-nickel mining development in northeastern Minnesota. Report includes comments from residents and environmental officials.
September 29, 1972 - Environmental bill of rights. Department of labor and industry. Pollution Control Agency Russell Doughty. Environmental bill of rights. Standards for the use of pesticides. Blackouts. Energy conservation. Reusable energy.
October 3, 1972 - The Minnesota Airport Commission voted to request the federal aviation administration to grant the variants to the annual amount of money made available to the MAC for airport puposes. This variance would allow device to skim off accidental spillage is proposed. Breakage in underground line, jet fuel surfaced and wound up in the Mississippi River. This device would prevent that, according to Edwin Caffrey, Director of Public Affairs.
October 3, 1972 - Corridor of open space is the plan for the acquisition of land. Ken Simons, Planning Coordinator for the Office of Open Space Planning, speaks about the 1972 acquisition of 3,000 acres of land to protect unique systems such as flood plains, ground water tables, recreation, aminities or pleasing vistas and to offset development.
October 13, 1972 - Walter Mondale speaks about bill to preserve the St. Croix River (the federal Lower St. Croix River Act of 1972).
October 13, 1972 - Periodic discharges spurting from local manholes. Sewer working cleaning up foam in the streets from sewer back-up. Manholes covers are blown off the manhole. The color of the foam and discharged is described. The city claims that the man hole covers haven't actually blown off.
October 17, 1972 - Proposed coal terminal on Pig's Eye Lake. Proponents speak to the excellent access to railways and the need for low-sulfur coal. The port authority says that sufficient gas is not available. The plan calls for development of open space land for recreational purposes and they claim that there'll be no environmental impact of the development. Opposition would like to preserve the area entirely for wildlife and is the last undeveloped area in the region. Further public hearings will be held.
October 18, 1972 - Environmental education council. Chairman William Miles hopes for a new level of environmental council. Ecological and environmental materials. Regional Commissions on environmental education in schools.
October 30, 1972 - Hearings around the state regarding the location power plants and the environmental implications of having a power plant in various locations.