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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Q&A: Diatom matchmaker makes microscopic organisms relatable

Environmental Research Fellow Tori Thrash talks about her project to help people better understand unique algae.

"Change is Possible!" handwritten.
Thursday, March 19, 2020

When Little Things Turn into Big Change: Small Steps that Make a Huge Difference

Solving climate change comes down to making everyday choices.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Ancient Caves Dives Deep But Shares Local Connection

Dr. Larry Edwards has developed a technique that gives us information about climatic changes hundreds of thousands of years in the past. 

 
Monday, December 9, 2019

Hamilton's view of COP25: Science Museum representative is on the ground at the international climate conference

Patrick Hamilton, the Science Museum's director of Global Change Initiatives, is in Madrid this week attending the COP25 internation climate conference. Follow along as he shares his perspective of the climate negotiations as a member of We Are Still In, a bipartisan network that is committed to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and addressing the causes of climate change.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Solar arrays can improve water quality, but placement matters!

Harvesting energy from the sun has clear benefits as we look for solutions for a more sustainable future. Science Museum scientists Patrick Hamilton and Shawn Schottler have an idea for how we can place solar arrays strategically on farmland to improve water quality, support pollinators and livestock, and provide economic benefits to local farmers.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Science Museum researcher travels to Greenland for an international research project on water quality in the face of climate change

The Science Museum's St. Croix Watershed Research Station is home to a team of scientists who study water around the world in an effort to better understand the challenges facing clean water and our relationship with this most precious resource. This summer, a member of the team traveled to Greenland, joining scientists from around the world in studying some of the planet's most pristine lakes. 

Monday, October 14, 2019

Tribal partners help study changes in northern Minnesota lakes

Red Lake Nation resource managers make it possible for Research Station scientists to study unique lakes, and provide valuable perspectives on forces affecting water.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Video: The bacteria that made life possible are now killing us

Aquatic cyanobacteria first oxygenated earth’s air, making human life possible; now, due to our actions, cyanobacteria are madly blooming once more, poisoning our water in the process.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Science Museum demonstrates technique to aid urban reforestation efforts

A gravel bed on the Science Museum's plaza is a living exhibit about a simple way that we can help our cities' tree populations recover from pests like the emerald ash borer.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Science Museum is proud to be a leading member of We Are Still In

The Science Museum was one of the first cultural organizations to join We Are Still In, a national coalition of organizations that are commited to demonstrating America's commitment to tackling climate change. Patrick Hamilton, director of Global Change Initiatives, believes that science centers and other museums are uniquely positioned to advance awareness of climate issues, and with his help, the museum is an example for the industry.

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