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Minnesotans in Bonn Say Climate Progress is Up to States

By Laurie Stern, Public News Service – MN ST. PAUL, Minn. – Several Minnesotans are among 25,000 delegates from all over the world seeking global solutions to climate change. The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties, or COP 23, is meeting this week and next in Bonn, Germany, to compare progress on reducing carbon […]

COP23: The U.S. is out, but we are still in

By Leigh Currie The Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy’s Window Into COP23 program has sent nine Minnesota delegates to the international climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany (COP23). This post by delegate Leigh Currie was originally published on the Window Into COP23 blog. My second day at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP23) brought a […]

U.S. People’s Delegation Takes on Trump Administration at COP23

By Community and grassroots leaders from the U.S. on Tuesday announced their platform at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23). The “U.S. People’s Delegation” is attending to counter the Trump administration’s fossil fuel agenda and to hold U.S. states, cities, businesses and the public accountable to climate action commitments. The platform includes youth, […]

Minnesotans show world ‘we’re still in’ on climate change

By Nicole Rom Despite Trump’s rollbacks, we’re committed to act on Paris goals at the state and local levels. The two-week U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP21) in 2015 marked the first time that all participating countries committed to cutting carbon emissions in a global climate deal; the Paris Agreement was born. It took years, and […]

Climate Legacy

By Dylan Thomson von Brendel   A majority of people living in the U.S. are concerned about climate change. Sometimes it can seem as though all of the talk surrounding the subject can be very negative. Some nonprofits and companies are spearheading initiatives to change the climate trajectory of the planet. But there is hope. […]

Trump disbands climate change panel, but its work may continue

By Elizabeth Dunbar The Trump administration has disbanded a federal panel charged with figuring out ways to communicate the effects of climate change to the public. The Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment was created during the Obama administration. It was to take the National Climate Assessment, which reports on the effects of climate […]

Will Steger’s videographer speaks to the challenges: ‘You’re not going to get a second chance’

Inherent challenges chronicling expeditions of Minnesota explorer By Scott Stowell Jerry Stenger met Minnesota polar explorer Will Steger at a somewhat inopportune time. Steger was loading his cargo plane at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in 1989 for what became his historic International Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Back then, Stenger was supervisor of the University of St. Thomas […]

Listen: Roundtable on environmental justice

MPR News with Kerri Miller President Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, and he chose an EPA chief who disagrees with the scientific consensus on climate change. However, the President is also a capitalist who has promised to create jobs — and jobs are growing quickly in the renewable energy sector. So, what […]