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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

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Weather Blog: Did This Last Winter Contradict Global Warming?

Think this past cold and snowy winter contradicts global warming? Think again …A top-ten tally of 50 days with minus-zero lows in the Twin Cities, a record 60 days of minus-zero temps in Duluth, havoc-wreaking snow and ice in the South and nearly 40 inches of above-normal snowfall in major Northeast cities including Philadelphia, New York City and Boston …

05/16/2014

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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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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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Good Question: Is ‘Global Warming’ The Wrong Term To Use?

When the Twins repeatedly have April snow-outs, and Duluth gets a record 50 inches of snow during spring, it makes it challenging to convince people to change energy policy because of the threat of global warming.

04/23/2013

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Composting 101: How To Avoid Gnats & Rats

Despite its green reputation, is composting more costly than it’s worth?

04/03/2013

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Good Question: No Really, Why Is It So Hot?

What started as a warm and wet summer in Minnesota is giving way to drought.

07/16/2012

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Why Ice Matters – Interview With Noted Geophysicist Henry Pollack

Nobel Prize winner and noted professor of geophysics Henry Pollack weighs in on ice and the environment.

04/09/2012

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Perry Says He Doesn’t Believe In Global Warming

Rick Perry says he does not believe in global warming. The newest Republican presidential candidate also says he would not have signed the debt-ceiling compromise brokered by Republicans and Democrats.

08/17/2011

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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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Good Question: Why Is This Tornado Season So Deadly?

It’s only May and 2011 is already a year for the history books as tornadoes have killed more Americans this spring than in any other.

05/30/2011

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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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Court Casts Doubt On States’ Global Warming Suit

The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

04/19/2011

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3 Dems Join GOP In Fight To Block EPA Climate Rules

Three Democrats are joining a Republican effort in the House to block the Environmental Protection Agency from reducing the gases blamed for global warming.

03/03/2011

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