MPR News Update for Sept. 1, 2015
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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- Scientists trying to make common carp a lot less so
Common carp is an invasive species -- and an undesirable one at that. It destroys aquatic plants and stirs up sediment, degrading water quality.
- Obama focuses on Native issues, climate change as he starts Alaska visit
The arctic is the fastest-warming region on the planet, the president noted, adding the U.S., as the world's biggest economy and second-biggest carbon emitter, played a role in that.
- Hungary closes Budapest train station to migrants traveling to Western Europe
Authorities had been allowing migrants to travel without checking passports but on Tuesday, the station was closed and migrants began protesting.
- Police: 1 dead, 1 wounded in Rochester shooting
Rochester, Minn., police say one person is dead and two others wounded after a shooting at a mobile home park.
- Boosting family leave is often about getting workers to stay
Nestle, Netflix and Microsoft are among several major employers that have announced big increases in family leave benefits this year. The moves are seen as essential as companies compete for talent.
- Bees feel the squeeze as cropland consumes habitat
North Dakota and Minnesota researchers studying Midwest bee health and land use say a shifting agricultural landscape is making it harder for bees to find enough food.
- Black Lives Matter to protest at Gov. Dayton's residence
The group plans to meet outside Gov. Mark Dayton's residence on Tuesday to demand he address social and economic injustice.
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