Today, 44 states, representing 71% of U.S. students, have science education standards that include climate change in some form. Unfortunately, there is a misconception that climate change is only a science topic.
Even as Great Lakes cities cope with economic turbulence, climate change brings new challenges and opportunities.
Between rising rivers and flooded farm fields, residents of the First District are feeling the effects of a changing climate.
Energy-conscious retrofits can dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of housing without the need to start from scratch.
From eliminating single-use plastic items to pressing school boards to commit to 100 percent clean energy, Minnesota students are changing how schools respond to climate change.
More than 150 people have applied so far for the new 15-member committee created to help the governor create and implement climate change policy.
DFL Senate Minority Tom Bakk said the purpose of the group is to push one of the governor’s top priorities — and to leave a legacy for his eight grandchildren.
Most foods linked to a lower risk of disease — primarily nuts, fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and olive oil — had the lowest impact on the environment, researchers found.
Publication of climate-change related research by the USDA has plummeted under the Trump administration.
The crux of the policy is aimed at changing how the Public Utilities Commission makes decisions.
On fracking, coal and nuclear power Klobuchar outlined a more cautious approach than some of her rivals for the Democratic nomination.
Kittson and Roseau counties have seen average temperatures increase by 2.4 degrees Celsius over the last century.
Gore was in Minneapolis for three days to train activists in his Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit focused on building political support to address climate change.
In some Corn Belt states, such as Indiana and Illinois, climate change is shaving up to 8% off of annual corn yields. At the same time, it has boosted annual yields in Iowa and Minnesota by approximately 2.8%.
St. Paul’s plan is currently in draft form, and the city is accepting comments now. The big goal is to become carbon neutral within 30 years.
Brauman is one of the coordinating lead authors of a global report on plant and animal extinction.
Transportation is now the largest source of emissions in the state.
Warnings about climate change are getting more alarming. The GOP-led Senate and DFL-controlled House are offering starkly different responses.
The Ross Ice Shelf appears to be melting in previously unknown ways. The same mechanisms could be melting other giant ice shelves, too.
This issue is going to require political will from the entire community. Exactly how that might dovetail with American capitalism in 2019 is an open question.