Prominent Minnesotans, including Don Shelby, Will Steger and J. Drake Hamilton shared their connection to Minnesota, how climate change is impacting their sense of place and daily lives, and what people can do about the issue at a public forum moderated by MPR’s Kerri Miller. Watch the event now!
The Will Steger Foundation is partnering with MN350 to organize Moving Planet, this year’s Global Day of Action on September 24th! Join us…
The Will Steger Foundation is now a beneficiary of Climate Ride! Join the ride across California this October! Read More…
On May 27th, Governor Dayton vetoed a bill that would roll back Minnesota’s restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions in the electric utility sector, thereby continuing our progress towards a cleaner energy future. This bill would have allowed up to 1,500 megawatt of new coal-fired power to be exempt from Minnesota’s carbon offset requirements for new coal […]
The Union of Concerned Scientists released an excellent peer-reviewed report Thursday called Climate Change and Your Health: Rising Temperatures, Worsening Ozone Pollution. The full national report is at www.ucsusa.org (PDF 2.3MB). The report found climate change-induced ozone increases in Minnesota could result in about 62,000 additional cases of serious respiratory illnesses and almost $107 million […]
I was reminded of this song from my childhood this week. It goes something like this: “One of these things is not like the other…one of these things just doesn’t belong…” While Minnesota Senator Al Franken took the right step to propose a Senate Resolution to support the Clean Air Act and voted against all […]
Instead of pointing fingers of blame at BP we should first take a long thoughtful and constructive look at our own individual dependence on fossil fuels. We create the demand for the oil that is drilled up from the ocean sea beds. Our individual fingerprints are on the oil in the gulf that is now […]
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) First, the ugly news: You’ve probably watched or read about the oil disaster that is unfurling along the Gulf Coast. Thousands of barrels of crude oil are steadily gushing into the Gulf every day, threatening the lives, health, economy, and environment of an entire region. The BP oil spill in the Gulf […]