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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 […]

‘It’s Climate Change’: Will Steger On Massive Iceberg Break-Off

By Angela Davis July 13, 2017 5:30 PM MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The debate over climate change hit a high this week when a massive iceberg broke off Antarctica. While some experts believe this was a naturally-occurring event, others say it provides strong evidence that global warming is real. Among them is polar explorer and Minnesota […]

Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Climate Convening

Submitted By Ali Dahmes, West Central YES! Coordinator The Atwater – Cosmos – Grove City YES! team, made up of four members and one coach, had a very productive year educating elementary students on Arbor Day, educating the public about climate change, retrofitting parking lot light poles to LED, recycling shoes and Christmas lights, and […]

‘Terrible For Our State’: Dayton On Pulling Out Of Paris Accord

By Mary McGuire MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — President Donald Trump is facing fierce opposition for ending the nation’s participation in the Paris Climate Accord. Back in 2015, leaders from 195 countries made the commitment to reduce greenhouse gases. But in keeping a campaign promise, Trump pulled the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord, saying the deal […]

Hundreds turn out in Minneapolis for march opposing Trump administration’s policies on climate

Local demonstrators gathered to protest Trump’s policies. By Miguel Otárola Hundreds of demonstrators marched to address climate change and decry the Trump administration’s environmental actions on an overcast Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis. The People’s Climate Solidarity March started outside the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Minneapolis, ambled across the Stone Arch Bridge and ended at Father […]

Thousands gather at the Capitol to support science

Dylan Wohlenhaus , KARE April 22, 2017 ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Earth Day, an estimated 10,000 people gathered outside of the Capitol building in St. Paul in support of science. “It’s really cool,” said 6th-grader Rachel Poppleton. “It makes you feel like you are not alone. Other people like science, too. We’re doing something. We’re not […]

Polar explorer Will Steger to speak on climate in Spokane

Thu., April 13, 2017 Polar explorer Will Steger will be in Spokane this month to present a free program, “Eyewitness to Climate Change.” Steger, who lives in Minnesota, has a wealth of experience and perspective in arctic environments. He led the first dogsled journey without resupply to the North Pole and the first dogsled traverse […]

Youth ask Dayton, Smith to forge ahead on renewable energy

By Elizabeth Dunbar March 1, 2017 Young climate change activists flooded the governor’s reception room today to implore state leaders to set a new renewable energy mandate. Minnesota is set to surpass its current law of 25 percent renewable energy generation by 2025. A bill introduced this week would increase that to 50 percent by […]

Women in Energy: Jothsna Harris with Climate Generation

By Dan Thiede March 1, 2017 The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2017, which is Women’s History Month. As part of the series we interviewed Jothsna Harris, Public Engagement Manager […]