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Worried about climate change? Here’s what experts say you should lobby your politicians about

September 24, 2021 Collective action is required to achieve the scale of change that’s needed. This week saw Minnesota mark climate week, and it comes in the wake of a series of studies showing that Earth is facing catastrophic consequences if drastic, immediate action isn’t taken to address greenhouse gas emissions. While we can make changes on an […]

AFTER ANTARCTICA with Will Steger

Aug. 19 2021 AFTER ANTARCTICA with Will Steger Polar Explorer and environmentalist (author, activist, teacher, Internet education pioneer) Will Steger has been eyewitness to some of the greatest climate changes to our planet. He talks about how his expeditions have led him to where he is today – a defender of our planet. He shares […]

How the climate crisis affects our mental health

By Brandt Williams and Samantha Matsumoto August 23, 2021 Listen to the full interview at MPR News Earlier this month, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reported that “a hotter future is essentially locked in.” The news of the changing climate and its effects can have psychological impacts, which experts call “climate anxiety.” According […]

Radio Camp 2021: Youth staying resilient and fighting for change in trying times

MPR News Staff June 28, 2021 How do you get young people who might not even own a radio to fall in love with audio storytelling? That’s the mission of our annual Radio Camp, a weeklong program for high school students in partnership with ThreeSixty Journalism at the University of St. Thomas. Over two one-week camps, 16 students from diverse backgrounds in Minnesota worked […]

Biden’s Silence on Minnesota Oil Pipeline Frustrates Advocates

By Cody Nelson June 22, 2021   Line 3, a comparable project to the canceled Keystone XL pipeline, runs counter to the president’s stated climate and environmental goals. Joe Biden wasted no time canceling the highly controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline once he became president. On inauguration day, he revoked one of the project’s key federal permits, […]

Will Steger’s climate journey closes out Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

The 40th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival wraps up this weekend with a screening of “After Antarctica,” a documentary that looks at polar explorer Will Steger’s career.

In 1989, Steger’s exploration of Antarctica highlighted the need to address climate change. Thirty years later, he attempted to make the same journey but was unable to complete it due to the effects of climate change on Antarctica.

Unleashing the creativity of teachers and students to combat climate change: An opportunity for global leadership

By Christina Kwauk and Rebecca Winthrop March 26, 2021 What if, with a little leadership from global heads of state, including U.S. President Biden and U.K. Prime Minister Johnson, there was an opportunity to catalyze a movement at home and abroad that combats climate change, strengthens the civic health of communities, closes the learning gap […]