Climate Cast MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner with the latest research on our changing climate.
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MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner with the latest research on our changing climate.

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Chemical fingerprints point to fracking as culprit behind new methane emissions

Scientists have been debating what's behind a recent spike in methane emissions. A new study ties the spike to shale gas emitted through fracking, and sounds the alarm for reducing natural gas use.

Chemical fingerprints point to fracking as culprit behind new methane emissions

The promise — and perceived peril — of bringing green amenities to low-income communities

The Minneapolis Foundation has awarded its first round of grants to involve low-income, diverse communities in climate change initiatives. One would bring electric cars and charging stations to low-income communities. But what will it take to get buy-in from residents?

The promise — and perceived peril — of bringing green amenities to low-income communities

Former Vice President Al Gore talks climate change solutions in the Twin Cities

MPR News chief meteorologist and Climate Cast host Paul Huttner sits down with Former Vice President Al Gore at his Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Minneapolis.

Former Vice President Al Gore talks climate change solutions in the Twin Cities

Listening to the 'canaries in the coal mine' of climate change

Listening to the 'canaries in the coal mine' of climate change

Are trees the climate change silver bullet, or more silver buckshot?

A new study published in the journal Science estimates that massive reforestation efforts could cut atmospheric carbon by about 25 percent. But are those numbers accurate?

Climate Cast: Warm weather, storms, ticks and algae blooms

Summer storms have ripped through the region, there's a new tick to talk about and algae blooms have taken over some Minnesota lakes. Chief meteorologist Paul Huttner was in the host seat and he covered a lot of ground on this special edition of Climate Cast.

When does climate change become climate crisis?

Several media outlets are changing their stylebooks to replace the words climate change with climate crisis. Is this a good move that more accurately reflects the reality of the situation? Or does it hurt more than it helps? Also, we have our segment "Ask a Meteorologist"

Media changing their tone on climate change

As climate events become more extreme, what's the most accurate way for news organizations describe, climate change?

Winners and losers in world food production under climate change

Climate change is already affecting food production around the world, and it's unfolding in interesting ways.

How do species adapt as climate shifts habitats?

Some recent studies on the rate of species extinction are getting a lot of attention. Habitats change as climate shifts. How will species adapt? Elizabeth Crone, a biology professor at Tufts University, explains on this edition of Climate Cast.

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