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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reality Check: Pawlenty On Climate Change

Tim Pawlenty, climate change skeptic? Minnesota’s ex-governor is a former believer, whose previous views on global warming are melting faster than the polar ice caps.

08/05/2011

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Shift On Global Warming

For Republican presidential contenders who once supported combatting global warming, the race is heating up.

05/27/2011

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Minn. House Votes To Allow Imported Coal Power

The Minnesota House has approved legislation that would allow imported coal power from other states while keeping current restrictions on coal power in the state.

05/11/2011

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