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Ininaatig Dibaajimowinan: Virtual sugar maple storytelling


February 8, 2022 at 6 p.m.

The Ininaatig Workgroup's virtual ininaatig dibaajimowinan (sugar maple storytelling) event bring together community members from across sugar maple territory to talk about our relationship with iskigamizigan (sugarbush). A panel of elders, harvesters, and resource managers will share stories, experiences, concerns, and items of importance for the next generation to care for the sugarbush.

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2022 Climate Adaptation Awards featuring Katharine Hayhoe


January 31, 2022, 3:00-4:30 p.m. (for virtual participants)

The Minnesota Climate Adaptation Awards, presented by MCAP annually since 2014, celebrate exceptional achievements in leadership, education, research, policies, and practices that improve resilience or climate justice through the development, advancement, or implementation of climate adaptation strategies.

This year's Adaptation Awards Ceremony is presented in partnership with The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota/North Dakota/South Dakota. Special guest Dr. Katharine Hayhoe will be joining us at the event to help celebrate adaptation leadership across Minnesota.

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Fifth National Climate Assessment: Midwest Chapter Public Engagement Workshop


January 24, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The National Climate Assessment, a major U.S. Government report published every four years, brings together scientists from across the country to summarize the state of the science on climate change and how it is impacting the people and places of the United States. Now, you can be a part of the process!



International report confirms record-high greenhouse gases, sea levels

August 30, 2021

The "State of the Climate 2020", the authoritative summary on global climate by the American Meteorological Society, was published on August 8, 2020. The 2020 summary is the 31st of these annual reports, and it was created with the input from 530 scientists across 60 countries and tens of thousands of measurements.

Fall Hazards Outlook for the Northern Plains

August 30, 2021

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service published their outlook for natural hazards in Fall 2021 for the Central U.S., including Minnesota. The two-page summary looks at drought conditions and continuing impacts for the remainder of the year.

U of M Sustainable Development Goals Initiative Announce 2021 SDG Research Grant Awards

August 26, 2021

MCAP scientists Heidi Roop and Suzi Clark, together with Caryn Mohr and Linda Kingery of the Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, were awarded a $20,000 grant by the University of Minnesota's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) initiative. The project targets SDG#13, Climate Action, and seeks to train 15 solutions-oriented climate change communicators across Greater Minnesota.

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