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Elizabeth Dunbar · St. Paul, Minn. · Apr 4, 2014
Former UnitedHealth Group executive Lois Quam has been named chief operating officer of the international conservation group Nature Conservancy.
March 27, 2014
Every Thursday, MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner joins The Daily Circuit to talk about the latest research on our changing climate and the consequences we're seeing here in Minnesota and worldwide. Will Steger is mentioned in the broadcast.
March 19, 2014
Saint Paul Central High School senior and co-chair of YEA!MN, Bryn Shank writes an op-ed to the Highland Villager.
March 07, 2014
WSF Executive Director, Nicole Rom and Polar explorer and renowned scientist Ann Bancroft -- the first woman known to have reached the north and south pole -- were joined by 50 inspiring professionals to delve into leadership, passions and dreams as well as rapper Dessa, who will deliver the conference's opening remarks.
Friday, February 28, 2014 12:00 am
COEUR d'ALENE - One of the world's most famous explorers made an expedition to Thursday's Cd'A Leadership Breakfast of the Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Will Steger is featured in Oceanography, from National Geographic Learning and Cengage Learning.
Oceanography, Eighth Edition gives students a basic understanding of the scientific questions, complexities, and uncertainties involved in ocean use, as well as the role and importance of the ocean in nurturing and sustaining life on the planet.
Posted on 02/20/2014 by Dan Haugen
Peabody Energy’s headquarters in St. Louis. (Photo by tolkien1914 via Creative Commons)
A debate in Minnesota about the social and environmental costs of power plant pollution has caught the attention of the world’s largest private-sector coal company.
Susan Stehling, MCF communications associate
Polar Explorer Will Steger spoke at MCF’s annual meeting last week. An enthusiastic supporter of his 1988 North to the Pole expedition, I was interested in learning more about his current work with the Will Steger Foundation.
David Shaffer, Star Tribune 12/06/13
After getting 11,400 comments from the public, state regulators directed Xcel to examine shutting down 1970s-era coal burners.
Minnesota utility regulators ordered Xcel Energy Inc. on Thursday to analyze the consequences of retiring two of its largest coal-burning power generators in 2020 or later.
By Bill Morgan
Nov. 26, 2013
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISTS will get their chance to speak about plans to shut down Sherco at a Dec. 5 PUC meeting in Minneapolis. Advocates on both sides of the issue are encouraged to attend or register to speak at the meeting.
David Shaffer, Star Tribune
State regulators delayed a procedural decision on Xcel Energy’s long-range plans to give people a chance to weigh in — but briefly.
Regulators want to hear what citizens think about Xcel Energy’s giant coal-fired power plant in Becker, Minn.
As long as they keep it to three minutes.
Click here to view the video.
By: Victor Correa, WDAZ
Nov. 6, 2013
Famous arctic explorer Will Steger and the Canadian Consulate General celebrated the 100 year anniversary of the 1913 Canadian Arctic expedition Tuesday at the University of North Dakota.
The expedition was led by UND's own Vailhjalmur Stefansson -- and his work influenced Steger's career.
By: Mike Jacobs, Grand Forks Herald
Nov. 10, 2013
It’s probably a coincidence that UND’s moon rover project ended only a day after a symposium celebrating another feat of exploration.
On Tuesday, UND and the Canadian government honored Vilhjalmar Stefansson, an alumnus who was the last person to discover new land on Planet Earth.
Will Steger, this era’s most prominent Arctic explorer, was in Grand Forks for the event.
Jenna Ray on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
Students in the University of Minnesota, Morris’s Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG) chapter recently co-sponsored a public forum with arctic explorer Will Steger and Fresh Energy’s J. Drake Hamilton. Hosted by Clean Up the River Environment (CURE), the forum included presentations from Steger and Hamilton as well as CURE Senior Director Duane Ninneman and Granite Falls Lutheran Pastor Steve Carmany.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
International explorer, educator and environmentalist Will Steger cut the ribbon during the grand-opening of the Environmental Learning Center on Oct. 2. Steger later spoke at Shakopee High School.
“We have a lot of active kids who do a lot of things with the outdoors, but we want to make them more aware.”
By Ron Meador | 10/11/13
The revised calculations would shift the mix of resources used by utilities significantly toward renewables, by counting the full costs of power generation by alternative methods.
October 2, 2013
An exhibit at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design looks at a lesser-known side of polar explorer Will Steger: his work as a sustainable designer.
The exhibit, titled "Inside An Explorer's Mind: Survival, Innovation, Design — A Will Steger Exhibition," includes video, drawing, photos, woodwork and other artifacts related to Steger's career. According to a Web introduction to the exhibit, Steger "has designed or adapted clothing, equipment, and technology to withstand difficult Arctic conditions."
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
GRANITE FALLS — Will Steger has led dog-sled expeditions to reach the North Pole, traverse the length of Greenland and cross Antarctica, witnessing firsthand the dramatic transformations occurring due to global climate change.
He no longer needs to leave Minnesota to see what’s happening.
September 25, 2013
Famous as the leader of the first teams to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by dogsled, Minnesota explorer Will Steger, 69, is also a photographer, woodworker, teacher, self-taught architect, designer and environmentalist.
Over the past 40 years he has designed and tested extreme-weather gear for North Face, Lands’ End, Patagonia, Marmot, Gander Mountain, Gore-Tex and other outdoor suppliers. His Steger mukluks are a favorite footwear for dogsledders, and their huskies are probably wearing Steger harnesses.
September 27, 2013
Polar explorer Will Steger has relied on good design, much from his own hand, for survival in tough climates as evident in a small show at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The show features his designs and equipment used on polar expeditions.
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