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A climate scientist's take on the midterm elections

Jessica Hellmann with the University of Minnesota tells us how climate affects many issues this election season.

Why forests are crucial for reining in climate change

We talk to University of Virginia environmental sciences professor Deborah Lawrence about why forests are linked to the planet's fate. Plus, a Climate Story from Danny Friedman.

Alarm bells in the UN's latest climate report

We have 12 years to fix our climate before global warming's impacts get much worse. That's the gist of this week's new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which calls for a 45 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions to stave off major climate impacts. John Abraham, a professor of thermal sciences at The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, explains whether such an emissions cut is possible and what the climate may look like come 2030. Then, Minneapolis College freshman Munira Berhe shares her Climate Story.

Bill McKibben on the 'valve-turners' and the future of climate activism

Stopping global warming is "not on the menu." But the prominent environmentalist says activism will be crucial in fighting climate change as its effects worsen.

Bill McKibben on the 'valve-turners' and the future of climate activism

Seeking the 'Holy Grail' of energy storage

Renewable energy production is booming. But how do we save that energy to power our homes when the wind fades and the sun sets?

A major climate-friendly program is at risk in Congress

Matt Perdue, government relations representative for National Farmers Union, gives us the lowdown on how climate change is playing into the new farm bill.

The changing outdoors under a warming climate

It's an outdoorsy Climate Cast this week — fall colors, national parks and a hunter's story.

The trials of women in climate science

Some of the most qualified and accomplished climate scientists on earth are women. But are they getting the respect they deserve?

How warmer temps are making Florence worse

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Is the American desert shifting east?

A new study suggest climate change is expanding the desert eastward. Plus, a climate voice and a trip to the Arctic.

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