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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 […]

‘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 […]