Climate Change http://kcur.org en USDA Will Set Up Hubs To Help Farmers Adapt To Climate Change http://kcur.org/post/usda-will-set-hubs-help-farmers-adapt-climate-change <p>The U.S Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday it plans to set up seven new research hubs across the country to help farmers adapt to climate change.</p><p>In the past few years, farmers across the Midwest have grappled with epic drought, mega-blizzards and crippling heat.</p><p>“The combination of all those factors convinces me that the climate is changing and it will have its impact,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:14:37 +0000 Luke Runyon 50868 at http://kcur.org Covering Climate Change As Heat Turns Up http://kcur.org/post/covering-climate-change-heat-turns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you write about climate change, you have to be able to take the heat from all sides— those who deny what scientists are saying and those who think you’re giving too many concessions to that group.&nbsp;</span></p><p>On&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we speak with a&nbsp;<em>New York Times </em>reporter&nbsp;about his coverage of the environment.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Justin Gillis</strong>, <em>New York Times</em> reporter</li></ul> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:34:59 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 46772 at http://kcur.org Covering Climate Change As Heat Turns Up Fossil Facebook: Digitization of Fossils Going Public http://kcur.org/post/fossil-facebook-digitization-fossils-going-public <p>If some people are worried about pictures from freshman year surfacing on the internet, imagine this: a 290 million year old organism gets put on a publicly accessible database, from its specific location all the way to a picture from its deathbed.</p><p>Coming soon to your newsfeed:&nbsp; Fossil Facebook.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:23:58 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 20023 at http://kcur.org Fossil Facebook: Digitization of Fossils Going Public Poll: Most Americans Link Climate Change To Unusual Weather Events http://kcur.org/post/poll-most-americans-link-climate-change-unusual-weather-events Most Americans believe that global warming has played a role in a series of unusual weather events during the past year.<p><a href="http://environment.yale.edu/climate/files/Extreme-Weather-Climate-Preparedness.pdf">A poll released today</a> by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication found that 72 percent of Americas believe global warming played a role in the very warm winter the United States just experienced.<p>As we reported, 2011 was a record setter with <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/12/07 Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:56:00 +0000 editor 16171 at http://kcur.org Poll: Most Americans Link Climate Change To Unusual Weather Events Climate Change And Regulations Worry Farmers http://kcur.org/post/climate-change-and-regulations-worry-farmers <p>In the Midwest, the few degrees of warming has actually benefited agriculture, on average. But in California – where they grow more than 200 crops, including perennials such as walnuts and apricots – some crops could be adversely affected. Plus, California farmers also have new climate change regulations to contend with, which worry many growers more than the weather.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 13:29:07 +0000 Kathleen Masterson 14039 at http://kcur.org Climate Change And Regulations Worry Farmers The Great Immensity: The Fine Art Of Edutrainment http://kcur.org/post/great-immensity-fine-art-edutrainment <p>Can any topic make a good song – even climate change? On this leap day edition of Central Standard, meet the performers from a musical mystery about the environment showing now at the Kansas City Repertory Theater. We speak with The Great Immensity cast members Rebecca Hart and Todd Cerveris about how the show turns the Copenhagen Accord into a dance, poll numbers into song, and the last living lemur into a love song.</p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 18:30:48 +0000 Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 13377 at http://kcur.org The Great Immensity: The Fine Art Of Edutrainment Indigenous Approaches To Climate Change http://kcur.org/post/indigenous-approaches-climate-change <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-5354a5bbcc1dd-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-5354a5bbcc1dd-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="5354a5bbcc1dd-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-897577.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Lawrence, Kan. – Daniel Wildcat's book addresses the issue of how indigenous peoples around the world are being forced to deal with a changing ecosystem.</p> Wed, 21 Apr 2010 21:19:07 +0000 Laura Lorson 6547 at http://kcur.org