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Keep the North Cold Launches!

Letter from the Executive Director The Minnesota state climate office recently reported that MN had a wonderful summer, thanks to a limited number of hot days, lower humidity and cooler temps. Meanwhile, however, the west saw a deluge of wild land fires, drought, and some of the hottest temperatures on record, especially in the month […]

The Clean Power Plan: A Critical Step Towards A Climate-Resilient Future

The case for strong action by the U.S. to address climate change is growing by the day. After experiencing the hottest and wettest May on record last month, we can clearly see that the impacts of climate change are intensifying. In the past few weeks, international climate efforts have made headlines: Norway has voted to […]

High School Student Perspectives of COP 19

For the 5th year in a row the School of Environmental Studies is bringing a group of high school students to the United Nations International Climate Change Conference. This year it is being held in Warsaw, Poland November 11th-22nd. The COP, or Conference of the Parties, will bring together representatives from more than 190 countries […]

Next Generation Science Standards Released- Now What?

The Next Generation Science Standards(NGSS) were released this week, including for the first time climate change as a concept deemed integral to K-12 science education.