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Special report: Climate Change in Minnesota

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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. 


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.