Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith is currently the lead negotiator on a federal bill that the Boston Globe has called "the most important bill Congress can pass to prevent climate change."

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Interview: Sen. Tina Smith Speaks On 'Most Important' Climate Change BillMinnesota Sen. Tina Smith is currently the lead negotiator on a federal bill that the Boston Globe has called "the most important bill Congress can pass to prevent climate change."
MN Lawmakers Gather At Capitol In Support Of Line 3, Oppose Visit From ‘DC Squad’In just over a week, we've seen two protests of the line 3 pipeline. But this morning, some Minnesota lawmakers and union members gathered at the State Capitol in support of it. The group of lawmakers says they are “offended” a group, led by Rep. Ilhan Omar, is visiting northern Minnesota to protest the project.
Going Green At The MN State FairStephen Mikkelson from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency talks about this year’s eco experience at the state fair, all about the changing climate.
Want A Bee-Friendly Garden? You Could Get Money From The StateThe effort to create more pollinator gardens across the state has more funding to get people interested and involved.
Interview: Dr. John Abraham On The Economics Of Climate ChangeErin Hassanzadeh speaks with a local leading climate scientist about the economic challenges at hand (6:01). WCCO 4 News At 10 - May 22, 2021
Clean Car Debate Could Shut Down Minn. Parks And TrailsA debate over the cars we drive in Minnesota could impact your summer plans, reports Erin Hassanzadeh (2:08). WCCO 4 News At 10 - May 5, 2021
How Negative Effects Of Climate Change Impact Communities Of ColorPollution and climate change are already negatively affecting people’s well-being, and the effects are even harsher on communities of color, Mike Augustyniak reports (4:00) WCCO 4 Saturday Morning - April 24, 2021
‘It Could Be A Different Place’: How Climate Change Could Affect Lake Superior’s FutureAs old as it is, Minnesota's Great Lake is still evolving, John Lauritsen reports (2:50). WCCO 4 News At 10 - April 22, 2021
Local Filmmaker Raising Money To Renovate And Create Lighthouse Climate Station In The Middle Of Lake SuperiorA filmmaker is helping to renovate and create a climate research station in the middle of Lake Superior, on Stannard Rock Light House, Mike Augustyniak reports (4:10) WCCO 4 Saturday Morning - April 17, 2021
Morning Team Discussions: Where Does Our Power Come From?Minnesota’s biggest electric utilities have pledged to go carbon-free by 2050. So we’re talking this good question: where dow our power come from? (3:34) WCCO 4 Mid-Morning - Feb. 26, 2021
How Minnesota’s Energy System Differs From Texas’Texas is bearing the brunt of its energy shortage alone. But Minnesota is part of a much larger electric grid that powers many states, David Schuman reports (2:34) WCCO 4 News At 5 - Feb. 17, 2021
Biden Signs Executive Actions On Climate ChangeToday, President Joe Biden took a series of executive actions aimed at elevating climate change as a top national security and foreign policy issue, Natalie Brand reports (1:58). WCCO 4 News at 5 - January 27, 2021
Biden Signs Climate Change Executive OrderMany concerned about climate change believe the Biden administration will breathe new life into the battle against what ails our planet, reports Reg Chapman (2:14). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 20, 2021
Wild Mountain Earns Carbon Neutral CertificationOne Minnesota ski park has reached a major milestone in helping the environment, reports Lisa Meadows (1:52). WCCO 4 News At 6 - January 19, 2021
Mpls. Announces New Program For Businesses Damaged During UnrestThe program, called Minneapolis Forward: Rebuild Resilient, provides $1.2 million to businesses to focus on energy sustainability, reports Christiane Cordero (1:48) WCCO 4 News At Noon - Nov. 17, 2020
Rare Opportunity To See Mississippi River Bed During Army Corps DrawdownThe mighty Mississippi is always a beautiful sight to see, but today it’s a sight we haven’t seen in over a decade, Lisa Meadows reports (1:53). WCCO 4 News at 6 – October 6, 2020
St. Thomas Researcher Says Serious Action Is Needed To Slow Climate ChangeWCCO's Erin Hassanzadeh spoke with University of St. Thomas Climate Researcher Dr. John Abraham, who says some serious action is needed to slow climate change amid the wildfires seen in the west coast of the U.S., (5:28). WCCO 4 News at 10 – October 3, 2020
Outdoor Fire Pit Sales Grow As Minnesotans Want To Spend More Time OutsideAs the weather begins to turn cooler, people are looking for a way to stay outside longer. And that means finding a heat source. WCCO's Jennifer Mayerle learned there's a demand for ways to stay warm while physically distance socializing outside, (1:42). WCCO 4 News at 5 – September 25, 2020
How Do Leaves Know When It's Time To Change Colors?So how do leaves know when it's time to change? An expert helped WCCO's Heather Brown shed some light on that Good Question a few years before the pandemic, (2:25). WCCO 4 News at 10 – September 4, 2020
Minnesota Mother Advocates For Farm Safety After Losing Her Son Last YearLast year, 18-year-old Landon Gran died inside a grain bin. Since then, his mother, Michele, has been advocating for more safety measures on Minnesota farms, John Lauritsen reports (2:25). WCCO 4 News at 6 – September 4, 2020
Robbinsdale Residents Clean Up After Severe Storms Down Trees, Power LinesIn Robbinsdale, entire streets are blocked by oversized tree limbs, Erin Hassanzadeh reports (3:11). WCCO 4 News at 6 – August 15, 2020
DNR Sees Increase In Black Bear Sightings In Metro AreaSo far in 2020, there have been 189 reported sighting of black bears in the seven-county metro, Bill Hudson reports (2:04). WCCO 4 News at 6 – August 10, 2020
Sunflower Fields Popping Up In Northwest MetroSunflowers are popping up all over the northwest metro, and there's a pretty special reason behind them all, Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield reports (2:07). WCCO 4 News at 6 – August 4, 2020
It's International Owl Awareness Day!One challenge for owls living in urban areas is soccer nets. Lori Arent from The Raptor Center shares what to do if you find an owl in a net or injured (3:33) WCCO 4 Mid-Morning - August 4, 2020

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