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Climate change 101: Boylen talks causes, impacts, solutions at presentation

By Audrey Posten, North Iowa Times August 7, 2018 Earlier this summer, Scott Boylen joined over 50 educators from around the country at the 13th annual Summer Institute for Climate Change Education at St. John’s University, in Minnesota. The institute was held by the non-profit Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, which empowers individuals and […]

In Case You Missed it: Telling climate change stories

By SueEllen Campbell August 1, 2018 Hearing peoples’ first-hand stories about climate change impacts can help improve understanding. Sometimes it is best to hear directly from people who are experiencing climate change in their own lives and thinking about what to do about it. A number of groups have begun collecting such stories. Regular readers […]

How are Minnesota cities preparing for climate change?

By Paul Hutner July 26, 2018 Mati, Greece. Santa Rosa, California. Houston, Texas. All overrun by climate change-enhanced firestorms and floods in the past year. How are Minnesota cities preparing? That’s where we start the show. Here’s a rundown: In Minnesota, climate change means more flash floods from extreme rainfall events. Our heavier, 21st-century climate […]

Minnesota is Still In

Minnesota’s leadership on renewable energy and climate action is unparalleled in the Midwest.  Policymakers passed a 25% Renewable Energy Standard in 2007 with bipartisan support. Under Governor Dayton’s leadership, the state has already effectively met that goal seven years early. In 2013, Governor Dayton signed into law a 1.5% by 2020 Solar Energy Standard, with […]

Antarctica Melting Fast

By Will Steger Letter to the Editor June 14, 2018 The alarm was sounded; sadly, we’re seeing it substantiated I was saddened but not surprised to see the June 14 article “Antarctica melting fast: Rate of ice loss triples, and window for action is short.” I’ve been sounding the alarm about the impacts of climate […]

Will Steger on his solo trip to Canada’s barren lands

Wilderness explorer Will Steger has seen sea ice in the Arctic vanish. He’s trekked across Antarctic ice sheets that have now disintegrated into the ocean. Now he’s back from a two-month solo journey into the Barren Lands in northern Canada. He joined MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner to talk about what he observed and learned on […]