After decades of relying on coal to fuel its electrical production, Xcel Energy says no more. (0:49) WCCO 4 News At Noon – May 20, 2019

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Xcel To Retire Last 2 Coal-Burning Plants By 2030After decades of relying on coal to fuel its electrical production, Xcel Energy says no more. (0:49) WCCO 4 News At Noon – May 20, 2019
Gypsy Moth Spraying Delayed Due To Cool WeatherThis week's Gypsy Moth spraying in Stillwater and Lakeville has been delayed at least a week because of the cool weather, Kim Johnson reports (0:24). WCCO 4 News At 12 – May 13, 2019
A Closer Look: Twin Cities’ Eco-Friendly BusinessesNielsen predicts in two years consumers will spend about $150 billion on products that have one word attached to them: sustainability. The eco-friendly options are growing for companies big and small. Christiane Cordero joins us to explain what that process looks like for businesses right here in the Twin Cities. WCCO This Morning – May 10, 2019
A Closer Look: Twin Cities’ Eco-Friendly BusinessesNielsen predicts in two years consumers will spend about $150 billion on products that have one word attached to them: sustainability. The eco-friendly options are growing for companies big and small. Christiane Cordero joins us to explain what that process looks like for businesses right here in the Twin Cities. (1:25) WCCO This Morning – May 10, 2019
‘Party For The Planet’ At Como ZooKatie Steiner is in St. Paul for a unique event at the Como Zoo (2:10). WCCO Saturday Morning - April 27, 2019
First Avenue Tries Out Reusable CupsThe beer hasn't changed, but lately, the cups it is served in look a little different at First Avenue, reports Mary McGuire (2:12). WCCO 4 News At 10 – April 24, 2019
9 New Solar Sites To Reduce Carbon Footprint At The ‘U’The University of Minnesota wants to be carbon emission neutral by 2050, Erin Hassanzadeh reports (2:13). WCCO 4 News At 5 – Apr. 24, 2019
Gov. Walz Participates In Earth Day Clean-Up At St. Paul ParkMinnesota's Governor is celebrating the Earth Day in Lafayette Park, Katie Steiner reports (1:49). WCCO 4 News At Noon – April 22, 2019
Panel Discussion: More & More Clean EnergyThere's been a big shift, just in the last 10 years, in American's energy sources. Consumers are demanding cheap power and corporations have moved into clean-energy projects. The news team discusses. (3:17) WCCO Mid-Morning – April 22, 2019

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Fargo’s Flooding Is Making It Tough For Some MinnesotansFlooding is making it tough for some drivers to get between Minnesota and North Dakota. MnDOT closed Highway 55 near the border this morning because of the high water, Amelia Santaniello reports (0:30). WCCO 4 News At 5 – April 19, 2019
Minnesota Students Gather To Demand Climate Change ResponseAt the capitol, students chanted, "Stop denying the earth is dying," and called for passage of the Green New Deal, a sweeping environmental plan backed by progressives, Jeff Wagner reports (0:28). WCCO 4 News At 6 - March 15, 2019
Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed In Northern Minn.For the first time testing of a wild deer has confirmed chronic wasting disease in northern Minnesota, reports Frank Vascellaro (0:29). WCCO 4 News at 5 – February 15, 2019
Xcel Energy Commits To Eliminating All Carbon EmissionsThe utility is addressing global climate change head-on by setting a goal to eliminate all carbon emissions from its power production by the year 20-50. Bill Hudson reports (2:01). WCCO 4 News At 5 – Dec. 5, 2018
Mass Deaths And Mayhem: National Climate Assessment's Most Shocking WarningsThe scientific report, which was produced by 13 federal agencies, describes an American future that is nothing short of apocalyptic due to rising threats from climate change (2:23) WCCO 4 News At 10 – Nov. 24, 2018
Meet The Minnesotan Behind ‘Recycle Across America’If you've ever found yourself standing in front of the recycling bin, wondering where all the empty containers go, you're not alone, reports Mike Augustyniak (2:26). WCCO 4 News At 5 – November 9, 2018
Mining Exploration In BWCA To CommenceThe Trump administration is allowing mining exploration in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, rolling back Obama-era regulations (0:21). WCCO 4 News At 5 -- Sept. 6, 2018
Eco Experience: Interactive Learning To Help Protect EnvironmentA really fun thing to do at the fair is to visit the Eco Experience. There are so many interactive ways for your children to learn about helping the environment in that building. Joining us now is Steve Mikkelson. (2:30) WCCO 4 News At Noon – Aug. 28, 2018
Validity Questioned In Activated Charcoal CrazeIt's being added to everything from beauty products to food and drinks. But does it really detoxify the body and skin? Jennifer Mayerle reports (3:00). WCCO 4 News at 10 - Aug. 20, 2018
How Should We Dispose Of Plastic?At this rate, the World Economic Forum predicts our oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050 (3:47). WCCO Mid-Morning -- August 6, 2018
Starbucks Promises To Ditch Plastic StrawsThe global chain says it will eliminate its signature green straws in coming years, citing environmental concerns, Chris Martinez reports (02:01). WCCO 4 News At 5 – July 9, 2018
Seattle Bans Plastic StrawsThe ban outlaws them at places like restaurants, coffee shops and food trucks (3:18). WCCO Mid-Morning - July 2, 2018
Local Photographers Snap Stunning Shots Of Wild Birds FlyingWild Birds Flying products are sold on the company's website and at occasional pop-up sales and shows, Paul Nelson and Stacy Fortier inform (3:29). WCCO Mid-Morning - June 26, 2018
How Do Community Solar Gardens Work?Heather Brown talks with a solar energy expert to answers this Good Question (2:00). WCCO 4 News At 10 – May 31, 2018
Tourism Responsible For 8 Percent Of Greenhouse Gas EmissionsThe increase in tourism is driving emissions increases at a faster rate than growth in manufacturing or construction (3:17). WCCO Mid-Morning - May 9, 2018
Decreasing Your Pet’s Carbon ‘Pawprint’Max Nelson from Chuck and Don’s shares ideas for becoming a more green pet owner (3:18). WCCO Saturday Morning – April 21, 2018
Despite Threats Facing Our World, Chimp Expert Jane Goodall Sees HopeDr. Jane Goodall believes everyone can make a difference, Jennifer Mayerle reports (3:43). WCCO Saturday Morning -- March 24, 2018
Minneapolis Becomes 1st City To Eliminate Perc From Dry CleanersMary McGuire reports on the city’s celebration after getting rid of the carcinogen (1:44). WCCO 4 News At Noon – Dec. 24, 2018
Research: Microwaves Could Be As Polluting As CarsMicrowaves are quick and convenient to warm up or cook dinner. But, new research shows they could be as bad for the environment as cars. The news team discusses. (3:09) WCCO Mid-Morning – Jan. 18, 2018
'Eco Experience' Shows How To Green Up Your HomeThe Minnesota State Fair is home to a one of a kind educational exhibit, reports Jason DeRusha (2:28). WCCO 4 News At Noon – August 25, 2017

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