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Greenhouse gas emissions are rising, again

Use of energy from fossil-fuel sources is growing faster than renewable or low-carbon energy sources.

Minnesota's role in the COP24 climate talks

J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director for Minnesota-based Fresh Energy, tells MPR News about the state's presence at international climate change talks in Poland.

What do the big General Motors plant closures mean for electric cars?

General Motors made big news last week announcing the closing of plants that could cost 15,000 workers their jobs. But as the carmaker shifts focus to the coming electric vehicle boom, will it create even more climate-friendly jobs ahead? Auto industry analyst Micheline Maynard, who writes the Check blog at Forbes.com, explains.

What do the big General Motors plant closures mean for electric cars?

What do the big General Motors plant closures mean for electric cars?

General Motors made big news recently by announcing the closing of plants that could cost 15,000 workers their jobs. But as the car maker shifts focus to the coming electric vehicle boom, will it create even more climate-friendly jobs ahead? Auto industry analyst Micheline Maynard, who writes the Check blog at Forbes.com, explains. Then, a Climate Story from Michelle Courtright of the plant-based restaurant Fig + Farro.

What do the big General Motors plant closures mean for electric cars?

Cover crops, trees key to fighting climate change

A new study finds that changes in land use across the country could help mitigate climate change in a bigger way than previously known, without affecting land humans need.

Are national media changing their tune on climate change?

Since the latest National Climate Assessment came out last week, more news organizations have been paying attention to the climate's dire state.

The economics of the new climate report

We're already paying for the impacts of climate change, the new National Climate Assessment says. And those costs will likely go way up in the future. Raj Rajan, the director at Fresh Energy and a fellow at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment, tells us how climate change impacts our current and future economy.

How to talk climate change with skeptical relatives during the holidays

Don't let bad science get in the way of a productive chat on climate change this Thanksgiving. We're here to help.

How to talk climate change with skeptical relatives during the holidays

Why Brazil's new president may cause more rainforest destruction, violence

Jair Bolsonaro, the right-wing president-elect of Brazil who campaigned with a pledge to "make Brazil great," has policy priorities critics say will hasten global climate change and increase violent acts against environmental protectors.

Why Brazil's new president may cause more rainforest destruction, violence

Cover crops, trees key to fighting climate change

A new study finds that changes in land use across the country could help mitigate climate change in a bigger way than previously known, without affecting land humans need.

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