Climate

'Living coral' crowned color of the year for 2019
Pantone chose the "vibrant, yet mellow" shade for its ability to bridge the natural and digital worlds. The pick comes at a poignant time, given the existential threats the color's namesake now faces.
Climate change is already hurting U.S. communities, federal report says
A massive new federal report warns that extreme weather disasters, like California's wildfires and this year's hurricanes, are worsening in the United States.
For Minnesota tribes, climate adaptation focuses on culturally significant species
One of the perspectives highlighted at the annual Minnesota Climate Adaptation Conference, taking place Wednesday at the University of Minnesota, is that of the Native American communities that have been adapting to Minnesota's climate for centuries.
5 major crops in the crosshairs of climate change
The plants that nourish us won't disappear entirely. But they may have to move to higher, cooler latitudes. Some places may find it harder to grow anything at all, because there's not enough water.
Regulators to decide: Does Minnesota need natural gas to transition to renewable energy?
The Minnesota Public Utilities will hear final arguments Thursday in Minnesota Power's bid for a new natural gas plant in Superior, Wis. The utility argues it's key to increasing the amount of wind, solar and hydro power on its system.
Energy developers applaud richer community solar incentives
Community solar gardens initially attracted a lot of residential customers, but developers said higher costs caused such projects to make financial sense only for commercial customers.
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