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Human activity and the climate: The future looks terrifying; we have to act now

By Sophia Manolis , Lia Harel , Gabriel Kaplan , Marco Hunt , Shaza Hussein , Katie Christiansen, and Sofia Valdes October 10, 2018 We’re young people worried about dire climate-change impacts. The feds aren’t doing what’s needed, so state and local governments must. We, Minnesota youth, are terrified for our future. By our middle-aged […]

Weather Channel documents struggles of climate refugees in the U.S.

By Paul Huttner August 16, 2018 This week on Climate Cast we’re talking about increases. There’s been a surge in climate refugees on the United States’ coasts as the seas rise. A boom in the tick population as winters warm. And, on a brighter note, an increase of clean energy jobs in the Midwest. Weather […]

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 […]

Southwest students advocate for climate action at Capitol

By Nate Gotlieb May 15, 2018 Members of a Southwest High School student group advocated for clean energy policies and practices at the state Capitol this spring. Students on the Southwest Community Education Green Team participated in the annual Youth Climate Justice Summit that the Minneapolis-based nonprofit Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy hosted on […]

Rochester students call for local climate change solutions

By Linda Ha May 6, 2018 ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – From powerful hurricanes to extreme heat waves, today’s youth are the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change. Three high school students in Rochester led a community-wide discussion at Century High School Sunday afternoon, aiming to empower local residents to engage in local climate change […]

Students seek climate change solutions

By John Molseed May 7, 2018 Zaria Romero, a Century High School junior and one of the organizers of Sunday’s Community Climate Convening, said having community leaders attend the event was a success itself. “It’s really cool to see who showed up,” he said “It shows that they care about these issues and want to […]