Climate Cast

MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner with the latest research on our changing climate.

http://www.mprnews.org/podcasts/climate-cast

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Next generation nuclear is a step closer to market


The federal government recently approved a new kind of nuclear reactor that’s smaller, cheaper and could be one the final pieces of the carbon-free puzzle.


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A degree warmer, a fire career changed


This year’s historic fire season in the west has made the link between climate change and more intense and frequent wildfires abundantly clear. For firefighter Don Whittemore, it was a close call with a fireball in 2006.


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Carmakers rev up electric truck, SUV production


Nearly half of all vehicles sold in the United States are sport utility vehicles, and the International Energy Agency reports they’re second-largest contributor to the increase in greenhouse gas emissions in the last decade. But a new wave of electric SUVs and pickup trucks is on the horizon.


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There's a push to name and rank heat waves


We’ve named hurricanes for decades and The Weather Channel names winter storms. Now one group wants to name heat waves to boost awareness about their growing impact.


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Minnesota's boreal forest is a climate change hot spot


Northern Minnesota is warming twice as fast as most other parts of the United States, and that’s beginning to change the makeup of forests there.


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 2020-08-27  4m
 
 

Can the Midwest expect more derechos?


Climate change is expected to increase the number of hot, humid days in the Midwest. But will the heat and humidity, which are key components of derechos, translate into more of the destructive windstorms?


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 2020-08-20  4m
 
 

Changing of the guard in Minn. climate research


Scientist Heidi Roop is replacing Mark Seeley at the University of Minnesota Department of Soil, Water, and Climate.


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 2020-08-13  4m
 
 

Big Oil pivots to renewables, but will it last?


The coronavirus outbreak is costing big oil big billions, causing some oil companies to invest in renewable energy.


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 2020-08-07  4m
 
 

Great Lakes temperatures breaking records


Water temperatures in the Great Lakes have been trending upward for decades, but this summer has brought temperatures near 80 degrees Fahrenheit.


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 2020-07-31  4m
 
 

Climate change is hastening lakeshore erosion


Wetter, warmer weather brought about by climate change appears to be hastening lakeshore erosion, and it’s putting some cabins precariously close to the water’s edge.


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 2020-07-23  n/a