environmental report card

Environment report card highlights threat from 'mega-rains'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A draft environmental report card for the state warns that as global temperatures warm, Minnesotans need to prepare for increases in catastrophic "mega-rains" and a greater spread of tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease.The report card comes from the Environmental Quality Board, which will discuss the draft next week. The final version will provide a foundation for the Minnesota Environmental Congress in February.