Award Winners

2015

Radio

Silver

"Climate change in Minnesota: More heat, more big storms" - 2 Feb. 2015

"A forest dilemma: What will grow in a changing climate?" - 3 Feb. 2015

"As state warms, a few spots keep their cool" - 3 Feb. 2015

Minnesota Public Radio

 

Dan Kraker and Elizabeth Dunbar of Minnesota Public Radio described the current and likely effects of climate change in their home state, particularly on the changing makeup of the northern forests. They noted the changes already occurring in Minnesota's climate, with warmer temperatures on average, especially in winter, and bigger downpours of rain. Red maple trees, which tolerate warmer temperatures, are moving northward. Cold-tolerant pine trees are dying out. While managers of Minnesota's forests know their world is changing, they disagree on how urgently new...Read more