It’s Official: 2015 Was The Warmest Year On RecordOn Wednesday, scientists at NASA and NOAA announced a historic finding about global temperatures in 2015.
Weather Blog: We're Heading For A Worldwide RecordWhile there are still two weeks left in the year, most of the weather data is already in the books for 2015. What's clear is that it was a very warm year -- not just here in the upper Midwest, but across the entire globe -- and that warmth will likely set some records.
Talking Points: Franken On Paris Climate AgreementThe historic climate change agreement reached in Paris this weekend means that for the first time in history nearly every nation in the world has agreed to work towards lowering greenhouse gas emissions and slow the rate at which the earth is warming.
Climate Change March Calls For Action In MinnesotaAfter an historic deal on climate change in Paris was adopted by more than 200 world leaders, activists are looking for more action on the local level in Minnesota.
St. Paul City Council Approves Resolution Aiming To Reduce Greenhouse Gas EmissionsWorld leaders are debating climate change issues in Paris. In St. Paul, city officials are taking a leading role in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
President Obama Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline ProposalEnding a seven-year political saga, President Barack Obama killed the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it would have undercut U.S. efforts to clinch a global climate change deal at the center of his environmental legacy.
Filmmaker Behind 'The Cove' Casts Much Bigger Net In 'Racing Extinction'In 2010, National Geographic photographer and filmmaker Louie Psihoyos won an Oscar for The Cove, a graphic and unforgettable exposé of dolphin hunting in Japan. In that film, Psihoyos and his team of activists sneaked into an area where dolphins are herded for harpoon slaughter and fixed hidden cameras. The bloody images captured in the process horrified Western audiences and showed that filmmaking concerned with activism and the environment doesn’t have to be preachy and boring clips of humpback whales. It can be thrilling.
Report: This August Was Hottest On RecordThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says last month was the planet's hottest August on record. This was also the hottest summer for planet earth and the hottest first eight months of the year as well.
Q&A: A Look At Climate Change Plan And Its Impact On StatesPresident Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan to cut nationwide carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it as a bold step to slow climate change, while opponents said it was federal overreach that will raise prices for electricity consumers.
Minnesota Prepares For Obama's Call To Cut EmissionsPresident Barack Obama unveiled Monday new power plant regulations designed to combat the earth's changing climate. Under new rules, power plants have to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent over the next 15 years.
Non-Catholic Hodges Says Meeting The Pope Was A Profound ExperienceMore is expected to be learned Wednesday about Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges’ trip to the Vatican. She is currently there with nine other U.S. mayors for a two-day conference on sex trafficking and climate change.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges To Meet With Pope At VaticanMayor Betsy Hodges is one of nine U.S. mayors who will meet Pope Francis at a conference on climate change and human trafficking. The conferences aim to raise awareness about these global problems within local communities.