Climate Change

Duluth Youth Strike for Climate Change

Students strike with youth around the world to demand action on Climate Change.

DULUTH, Minn.- Young people in Duluth rallied with youth around the world holding a strike to raise awareness of Climate Change. Students with Duluth Youth Climate Strike posted up in front of City Hall to demand legislative action, and draw attention to the issue. They said it’s important that youth continue to stand up, as climate scientists have said there…

Northland Winter Weather Outlook 2019-2020

The Northland Gears Up for Another Long Winter

DULUTH, Minn. — It’s time for the 2019-2020 Winter Weather Outlook from our Fox 21 Meteorologists! While we’re still a month away from the official start of winter, snow arrives earlier in the Northland and sticks around beyond March!  We’ve already seen big snow events this season with a “Winter Storm Warning” across the Snowbelt with more than a foot…

Record High Lake Levels Good For Shipping, Bad for Shoreline

Experts say more water is better for carrying shipping cargo, but more damaging to shoreline especially with storms.

DULUTH, Minn.- Water levels on Lake Superior have been in an upward trend, breaking record averages for July, still months away from the Fall when they’re expected to rise. As of Monday Lake Superior sits at 603.22 ft for the month of July. It is 14 inches above the norm for the month. According the Associate Director of Outreach with…

Workshop Helps with Climate Change Conversations

AICHO and Climate Generation hold two day Climate Institute.

DULUTH, Minn.- The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) and Climate Generation hosted a climate institute in Duluth. The two-day event aims to open up meaningful conversations about climate change, humanizing what they say is a normally science-dominated discussion. “We’re really beyond the science because we know that information alone is not enough to move someone to behavior change,” said Jothsna…

Monthly Conversations Gets Community Talking About Environmental Issues

"One step is getting the community talking, thinking and sharing ideas."

DULUTH, Minn. – Every month organizations from around the region visit the Duluth Branch of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to talk about environmental issues affecting the region. One of the big topics today was how Duluth is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the area. Organizers say these monthly conversations are important for community involvement. “We need to…

Seeking Understanding of Life Under Frozen Lakes

Researchers say the seasons are connected – and climate change is playing a role in the changing ecology here.

DULUTH, Minn. – Researchers from the University of Minnesota Duluth are making breakthroughs in how we understand our frozen lakes in winter. But sometimes there are more questions than answers. “It’s harder to work in the winter,” explains Dr. Ted Ozersky, Assistant Professor of Biology at UMD. “Things freeze; it’s cold; it’s not as fun as hanging out in the…