Event discusses climate change impact’s on Rochester

By Josh Moniz and Brett Boese Is it feasible for Rochester to get all its energy from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, by 2031? On Monday, Rochester Mayor Ardell Brede signed a proclamation declaring Rochester’s intent to strive to become “100 percent dependent on renewable fuels by 2031,” at the Climate Minnesota: Rochester […]

Minnesota’s tropical connection: Heavy downpours again

By Paul Huttner The soil underfoot in shady areas is a little soggy at the Weather Lab in the west metro these days. It’s about to get even wetter. Our next weather system slogs into Minnesota Wednesday morning. Thunder and more heavy rain creates The Land of 10,000 Puddles as Wednesday unfolds. Forecast headlines: Low pressure with a […]

Shakopee teacher to attend United Nations climate change conference

By Erin Adler Billy Koenig, a Shakopee High School science teacher, is heading to Paris to represent the U.S. at a climate change conference attended by leaders from nearly 200 countries. Koenig is one of 10 Americans picked by Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, a Minnesota-based nonprofit, to attend this year’s Conference to the […]

Event geared towards educating the community about climate change coming to Owatonna

By ASHLEY STEWART OWATONNA — While conversations about climate change have circulated at the national and international levels for years, organizers of Climate Minnesota want people to know its impacting Minnesota communities, like Owatonna, too. And area residents will have an opportunity to learn more about those impacts as well as what’s being done […]

Climate change educator: School classrooms must catch up with science

By Elizabeth Dunbar Scientific knowledge on climate change has improved by leaps and bounds. Now it’s time to improve what we’re teaching students about it. That was the message the federal government’s coordinator on climate change education delivered on Wednesday to a group of about 70 teachers. They were in the Twin Cities this week attending […]

This year’s hurricane season off to a unique start

The 2015 hurricane season has already been unusual: Hurricane Ana was an out-of-season storm last month in the Atlantic. Blanca is the earliest tropical cyclone on record to hit Baja, California, a full month earlier than the previous record. In this segment we explore if climate change and warm oceans are changing the nature of […]

Climate Minnesota storytelling encourages easy conversation

Duluth, MN ( — A public education project focused on climate change has made its way to Duluth. At the Climate Generation workshop, experts, community leaders and members highlighted the impacts of climate change and focused on innovate solutions used to address the problem. Discussions included using aquaponics to reduce energy and water waste from […]

Climate Change Campaign Begins In MN

DULUTH, Minn. – A two-year climate change education project is launching throughout Minnesota. State and local environmental groups are traveling to 12, including Duluth, to raise awareness and find local solutions to the problem. “It’s a really scary issue and it would be great if we could all believe it’s not happening, but it is. And […]