Climate Change

Keystone XL Veto (Photo by Mandel Ngan/Getty Images)

Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against Fracking

The move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.

02/26/2015

Icy Water In NYC (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.

02/25/2015

(Photo by Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

02/24/2015

(credit: Wunderground.com)

Lauren’s Science Corner: Weather As A Weapon?

A pair of major reports on geo-engineering, “Climate Intervention: Reflecting Sunlight to Cool Earth” and “Climate Intervention: Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration,” were published last week by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the CIA was purportedly a major funder. So, can the weather be used as a weapon? The answer is…it’s been tried!

02/16/2015

Boston Blizzard 2015 (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

Is Climate Change Behind The Northeast’s Extreme Winter Storms?

As a nor’easter prepares to pummel the Northeast, environmentalists have turned to climate change to explain this season’s storms.

02/10/2015

(credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Climate Change May Increase Allergies, Lyme Disease

Changes occurring in Minnesota’s climate could have harmful effects on human health, including increased allergies and cases of Lyme Disease, according to a new report from the Minnesota Department of Health.

02/09/2015

Keystone XL Pipeline (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Both Sides In Keystone XL Debate Bend Facts

Let’s check some of the claims about the pipeline as a bill approving it heads toward likely passage by the Republican-led Senate and a veto by President Barack Obama.

01/29/2015

Pope Francis (Photo by Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)

Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/09/2015

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Lauren’s Science Corner: Climate Change Increasing Lightning Strikes?

There are 1.4 billion lightning strikes globally each year — 25 million of those bolts occur in the U.S., and that number may be going way up. A study, recently published in the journal Science, concludes that a 50 percent increase in lightning strike frequency is possible by the end of the century.

11/19/2014

(credit: CBS)

More Than 300 Minnesotans Take Part In Climate March In New York

Andy Pearson is with the group, Minnesota 350. It’s a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the environment and ending global warming. Pearson says the march on Sunday will be huge.

09/20/2014

(credit: nps.gov)

Mississippi Lab Gets $16M Facelift

Nestled along the Mississippi River between new condos and waterside restaurants is an old building where some of nature’s mysteries are being unlocked.

09/16/2014

(credit: Paul Odland)

Audubon: Climate Change Threatens Minnesota Birds

The haunting cry of the common loon, Minnesota’s state bird, could disappear from the state due to climate change, along with more than half of Minnesota’s other bird species, according to a study by the National Audubon Society.

09/09/2014

(credit: Kim Matson Little)

Climate Report Predicts More Extremes In Midwest

A report by the National Climate Assessment says a warming planet will worsen a series of weather trends already showing up across the Midwest. Look for more extremes: searing heat, late-spring freezes, floods and droughts across a region that includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri.

05/06/2014

(credit: NOAA via Getty Images)

White House Report Blames Extreme Weather On Climate Change

A new scientific report released by the White House puts the blame for extreme weather on climate change. The forecast in the report is for even more extremes.

05/06/2014

(credit: CBS)

St. Paul Turns Off Lights To Promote Conservation

The city of St. Paul will go dark for an hour — to raise awareness about energy conservation and climate change. Between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, buildings throughout St. Paul will turn off their lights. It’s all part of a global movement called “Earth Hour,” which encourages individuals, businesses and governments to use less energy.

03/29/2014

(credit: CBS)

Minnesota Zoo Introduces Baby Penguins To The Public

The Minnesota Zoo has added new members to their family. Ten African penguins were hatched in the 3M Penguins of the African Coast exhibit in November and December of 2013. The juvenile penguins, four male and six female, were presented to the public Friday morning.

03/14/2014

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Report Warns Of Climate Threat To Minn. Big Game

Climate change threatens the big game animals that call Minnesota home — from moose to deer to bears — and the state needs to plan for how protect those species and the outdoor recreation economy that depends on them, conservation groups warned Thursday.

11/14/2013

(credit: CBS)

News Study Paints Sweltering Picture Of Future Climate

On the Stone Arch Bridge spanning the Mississippi River, environmental studies students basked Thursday under a warm October sun. And for instructor Jean Unzicker, no topic was more controversial than debate over the science of climate change.

10/10/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Experts: Climate Change Threatens Minn. Fisheries

Experts say climate change threats Minnesota’s fisheries, including North Shore trout streams and walleye lakes such as Mille Lacs. They spoke as the National Wildlife Federation released a national study on freshwater fish in a warming world.

09/04/2013

(credit: Ryan McGinnis)

Map Shows Weather Disasters Across Minnesota

An advocacy group is out with a new report that illustrates Minnesota’s vulnerability to weather disasters.

04/10/2013

Duluth Flooding Damage

Climate Scientists To Lawmakers: Plan For More Extreme Weather

Last year was Minnesota’s warmest year on record, surpassing 2011 when Moorhead had a heat index of 134 degrees.

01/15/2013

(credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Iowa Scientists: Drought A Sign Of Climate Change

More than 130 scientists from Iowa colleges and universities say this year’s drought is consistent with a warmer climate predicted as part of global climate change and more droughts can be expected.

11/19/2012

(credit: RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Al Gore Makes Big Claims

In an interview Al Gore made some “interesting” comparisons to skeptics of climate change and racists. Always a good way to start an argument….Watch the interview here, courtesy of Mediaite.

08/29/2011

Asian Carp

Study Probes Climate Change In Great Lakes Cities

A new University of Michigan project will help city leaders in the Great Lakes region plan for dealing with climate change.

08/24/2011

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,286 other followers