Worried about climate change? Here’s what experts say you should lobby your politicians about

September 24, 2021 Collective action is required to achieve the scale of change that’s needed. This week saw Minnesota mark climate week, and it comes in the wake of a series of studies showing that Earth is facing catastrophic consequences if drastic, immediate action isn’t taken to address greenhouse gas emissions. While we can make changes on an […]


Aug. 19 2021 AFTER ANTARCTICA with Will Steger Polar Explorer and environmentalist (author, activist, teacher, Internet education pioneer) Will Steger has been eyewitness to some of the greatest climate changes to our planet. He talks about how his expeditions have led him to where he is today – a defender of our planet. He shares […]

How Urgent Push for Climate Education Can Help Mental Health, Engagement

By Marianna McMurdock August 3, 2021 This July, air quality worsened from Oregon to Maine as wildfire smoke traveled across northern states. New Yorkers woke up to an orange sun, and Utah’s worst drought turned deadly as a sand storm blocked visibility on a major highway. And while reports of extreme weather and restrictions on teaching dominate the news, young people […]

Radio Camp 2021: Youth staying resilient and fighting for change in trying times

MPR News Staff June 28, 2021 How do you get young people who might not even own a radio to fall in love with audio storytelling? That’s the mission of our annual Radio Camp, a weeklong program for high school students in partnership with ThreeSixty Journalism at the University of St. Thomas. Over two one-week camps, 16 students from diverse backgrounds in Minnesota worked […]

Biden’s Silence on Minnesota Oil Pipeline Frustrates Advocates

By Cody Nelson June 22, 2021   Line 3, a comparable project to the canceled Keystone XL pipeline, runs counter to the president’s stated climate and environmental goals. Joe Biden wasted no time canceling the highly controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline once he became president. On inauguration day, he revoked one of the project’s key federal permits, […]

Will Steger’s climate journey closes out Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

The 40th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival wraps up this weekend with a screening of “After Antarctica,” a documentary that looks at polar explorer Will Steger’s career.

In 1989, Steger’s exploration of Antarctica highlighted the need to address climate change. Thirty years later, he attempted to make the same journey but was unable to complete it due to the effects of climate change on Antarctica.

Green Visions: the 12 words that changed the world

By Lisa Johnson April 14, 2021   Dr. Ben Santer’s life changed that day he got a phone call from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), asking him to be the lead author of a chapter on the causes of climate change for the 1995 Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The […]

Helping kids cope with climate change

By Cathy Jordan February 24, 2021 In recent years we’ve seen images of young people from around the world speaking out to increase awareness of climate change and to demand action. After all, its certain impacts—if we continue on the current trajectory—will affect them more significantly than their parents’ or grandparents’ generations. Not all young […]