Twin Cities Catholics React To The Pope's EncyclicalPope Francis released his encyclical "Laudato Si" Thursday, and Minnesota Catholics are starting to weigh in on the document. Jason Adkins is the executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference. During a round table discussion Thursday, he says there was a lot of talk about what the pope is asking of people.
Study: Man-Made Global Warming To Cause 95 Percent Of Very Hot Days By 2050If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate.
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Rubio's Climate Change Views Could Hurt 2016 Presidential BidThe presidential hopeful has acknowledged that the climate is changing, but has expressed skepticism that it is being caused solely by humans.
Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In USResearchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.
EPA: Keystone XL's Climate Impacts Need To Be RevisitedWith the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to "revisit" how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.
Pope's Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives' DistrustConservative 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.
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.
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 …
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Report Warns Of Climate Threat To Minn. Big GameClimate 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.
Experts: Climate Change Threatens Minn. FisheriesExperts 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.