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Environmental groups applaud Obama’s plan to address carbon pollution

June 26, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Today, a coalition of Minnesota groups supporting federal clean air and climate change safeguards held a news conference, to highlight the support of Minnesotans for the historic Environmental Protection Agency carbon pollution standard for power plants announced by President Obama on June 25.
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Minnesota climate advocates head to Washington, D.C.

June 20, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Concerned that future generations will inherit a harsh and unforgiving world because of climate change, volunteers from the 7th Congressional District chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) will travel to Washington, D.C. to ask that Congress enact effective legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Continue Reading

State climatologist says weather changing more rapidly

April 23, 2013 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota’s climate has become more volatile and could make flooding and drainage issues more difficult to manage in the future, a climate expert said Monday.
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UWRF to host climate change discussion

April 3, 2013 in River Falls Journal

On Monday, April 8, Jim Gulliford will host a town-hall style, discussion titled, “Seeds to Supper: What’s Happening on the Land.” Continue Reading

North Dakota moves up on Forbes’ business climate listing

December 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Driven in large part by the Bakken oil play, North Dakota ascended to another lofty perch on a business climate ranking list last week. Continue Reading

Witnesses to climate change coming to Willmar, Minn., for forum Tuesday night

December 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Will Steger became known as Minnesota’s “eyewitness to climate change” by telling audiences of the dramatic changes he saw while trekking across the earth’s poles.
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Recent worldwide drought trends not so cut-and-dried

November 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Worldwide climate data combined with a more refined technique for assessing droughts reveal that they haven’t expanded as much in recent decades as previously thought.
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SD climatologist sees hope for drought relief next year

October 1, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) South Dakota’s state climatologist sees some hope for drought recovery next year, but not this fall.
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New U.S. planting map for gardeners revised to reflect global warming

January 25, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s the first time since 1990 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has revised the official guide for the nation’s 80 million gardeners, and much has changed. Nearly entire states, such as Ohio, Nebraska and Texas, are in warmer zones. Continue Reading

Agency: 2011 was 11th warmest on record

January 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The world last year wasn’t quite as warm as it has been for most of the past decade, government scientists said today, but it continues a general trend of rising temperatures. Continue Reading