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An Energy Transition Needs Lots of Power Lines. This 1970s Minnesota Farmers’ Uprising Tried to Block One. What Can it Teach Us?

By Dan Gearino Photo: Luther Gerlach

If the United States is to make a transition to clean energy, it will need to build many more transmission lines—the thick wires that deliver power from rural areas, where there’s enough open space for wind and solar, to cities where the most power is consumed.

01/03/22
                                                               

California Cities Lead Nation in Clean Energy, New Report Finds

By Madeline Fitzgerald Photo: Andrew Zarivny, Shutterstock

San Francisco leads the nation in clean energy and other environmental initiatives, according to a report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.

12/16/21
                                                               

U of M to host new Midwest consortium dedicated to actionable climate science

The U.S. Geological Survey announced today that the University of Minnesota will host a new partnership of higher education and natural resource institutions dedicated to advancing actionable science in response to the climate crisis in the Midwest.

09/29/21
                                                               

Network to boost clean energy jobs, fight climate change

Minnesota institutions, municipalities, and Fortune 500 companies join forces to provide demonstration and mentorship opportunities for inaugural clean energy cohort

09/29/21
                                                               

La Niña watch: Mild fall with closer to average winter ahead?

By Paul Huttner

A weak La Niña event could signal a closer to average winter for Minnesota. But it’s fighting the trend of milder winters with climate change.

09/28/21
                                                               

Dry conditions may have boosted Minnesota’s wild rice crop this year, but climate change leaves the future uncertain

By Yasmine Askari

For years, Nancy Schuldt has taken part in the time-honored tradition of harvesting wild rice in northern Minnesota. And while this year’s historic drought has actually helped in yielding a good crop of wild rice according to many experts, accessing the wild rice this year has proven difficult in some regions.

09/28/21
                                                               

In conservation fight, forests are a weapon — and a potential paycheck

By Jennifer Bjorhus Photo: Brian Peterson , Star Tribune

The woods up Blueberry Hill Road in northeast Minnesota are the Weideman family’s escape, a place to unplug, track signs of bear and wolves, hunt grouse and wander.

09/25/21
                                                               

Under student pressure, University of Minnesota to phase out fossil fuel investments

By Ryan Faircloth

The University of Minnesota plans to withdraw all of its investments in fossil fuel-related companies over the next five to seven years amid pressure from students who want the school to do more to fight climate change.

09/24/21
                                                               

EGEB: Minnesota wins by compromising over a wind and solar farm and a historic site

By Michelle Lewis

Apex Clean Energy is developing the Big Bend project, which will be one of Minnesota’s largest wind farms that will be paired with a big solar array near Comfrey, southwest of Minneapolis.

09/23/21
                                                               

Minnesota farmers lack access to federal conservation dollars

By Patrick Condon Photo: Aaron Lavinsky , Star Tribune

Minnesota farmers are showing great interest in federal incentives to improve their conservation practices, but only a small minority have been successful in winning the grants.

09/23/21