Special report: Climate Change in Minnesota
Climate Change in Minnesota: An MPR News special report is the start of an ongoing examination of how climate change is affecting every facet of life in Minnesota.
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Climate Change in Minnesota: 23 signs
It's undeniable: Minnesota is seeing the effects of a changing climate. We're warmer. More rain falls in bigger storms. All this week, MPR News presents a special report, "Climate Change in Minnesota."
Climate Change in Minnesota: More heat, more big storms
A century of data proves it: Climate changes have arrived in Minnesota. It's warmer on average, especially in winter, and heavier rain falls in bigger storms. Part of our week-long series, "Climate Change in Minnesota."
Living with it: Climate change effort shifts
Minnesota is grappling with ways to cope with more rain and severe storms. As part of a week-long special report, read how some experts are focusing less on stopping the change and more on adapting to it.
Minnesota's efforts to fight climate change lose steam
Eight years ago, Minnesota leaders were out front in calling for more renewable energy and trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Lately, that push has faltered.
As climate changes, cities grapple with big rains
Bigger storms are making culverts and other infrastructure inadequate, as Duluth learned in June 2012. Now, cities are taking steps to deal with more rain.
They supply the brushstrokes for our climate change portrait
Hundreds of volunteers have been tracking Minnesota weather, and after more than 100 years, their work adds up to a measure of the changing climate.
Farmers adapt to big rains but send trouble downstream
Confronting more frequent heavy rains, the state's farmers have extended farmland drainage. Higher crop yields is one result. Another: More dirty water is flowing downstream.
More carbon, more misery for allergy sufferers
Allergy sufferers feel the effects of climate change, getting a double whammy from the mechanism that's making Minnesota warmer and wetter.
A forest dilemma: What will grow in a changing climate?
Managers of Minnesota's forests know their world is changing. But they disagree on how urgently new species should be introduced and how far they should be moved.
As state warms, a few spots keep their cool
Even as northern Minnesota gradually grows warmer, some scientists are trying to find and preserve "cold spots" to sustain pieces of what defines the north woods.