Nature http://kcur.org en Fighting Off Allergies http://kcur.org/post/fighting-allergies <p>There's one topic that keeps on giving year after year: allergies. From seasonal, to year-round, gluten to peanuts, allergies affect over 65 million people in the United States alone.</p><p>In the first segment of Thursday's&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date" target="_blank"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, Steve Kraske&nbsp;discusses all things mold, pollen, and food protein with&nbsp;<strong>Dr. Jay Portnoy</strong>​, who heads the allergy and asthma department at Children's Mercy Hospital.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:36:32 +0000 Steve Kraske, Jenny Whitty & Cody Newill 55768 at http://kcur.org Fighting Off Allergies Precariousness For Pollinators: Monarch Butterflies & Honeybees In Decline http://kcur.org/post/precariousness-pollinators-monarch-butterflies-honeybees-decline <p>Insect ecologist Chip Taylor is a friend to both the monarch butterfly and the honeybee. He's been tracking monarchs and restoring their habitats since 1992. And he's worked with bees in French Guiana, Venezuela and Mexico.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:35:57 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Suzanne Hogan 54337 at http://kcur.org Precariousness For Pollinators: Monarch Butterflies & Honeybees In Decline Nature In The City: Autumn Is Here http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-autumn-here <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It&#39;s starting to actually feel&nbsp;like fall. Daylight is slipping away sooner, mornings are brisk and nights are chilly. As the temperature starts to cool, leaves start to slowly change to those beautiful warm colors of yellow, orange and red and will soon fall to the ground. Critters scamper about preparing for who knows what kind of winter.&nbsp;From bird migrations, strange insects, frog populations and more, autumn is certainly making her place in Kansas City.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 22:33:39 +0000 Suzanne Hogan, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 45184 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: Autumn Is Here Trekking The Trails http://kcur.org/post/trekking-trails <p>Building bridges, swinging an axe and living in a yurt are all part of normal life for a trail worker at Glacier National Park.</p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Kraske 38314 at http://kcur.org Trekking The Trails Getting To Know Your Neighborhood Crow http://kcur.org/post/getting-know-your-neighborhood-crow <p></p><p>The American Crow is a smart and wary social bird with all black feathers, black talons and a black beak. Every once in a while during the winter, you can see thousands of these crows gathering in certain spots around parts of Kansas City.&nbsp; Over the past 50 years, crows have been congregating more and more in urban environments – and if you’ve been in the middle of a dive-bombing murder, you know they create quite the disturbance.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 23:28:52 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 32933 at http://kcur.org Getting To Know Your Neighborhood Crow Nature In The City: Drought Edition http://kcur.org/post/nature-city-drought-edition <p>This summer's drought is affecting everyone: from farmers to daily commuters to animals. Especially animals.</p> <p>On this Wednesday's Central Standard, it's another edition of Nature in the City with Larry Rizzo, natural history biologist, and Joe Werner, biologist and urban ecologist.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 18:32:06 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 21938 at http://kcur.org Nature In The City: Drought Edition NFL Cheerleader To Ph.D.: National Geographic Explorer Mireya Mayor http://kcur.org/post/nfl-cheerleader-phd-national-geographic-explorer-mireya-mayor <p>Often described in the media as &ldquo;a female Indiana Jones,&rdquo; <strong>Mireya Mayor</strong> is not your typical scientist.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 22:53:03 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 17332 at http://kcur.org NFL Cheerleader To Ph.D.: National Geographic Explorer Mireya Mayor Photographer Mattias Klum: Rare...And Dangerous Shots http://kcur.org/post/photographer-mattias-klum-rareand-dangerous-shots <p><strong>Mattias Klum</strong> makes a living by shooting photographs of some of the world&#39;s most endangered species and places.</p><p>A photographer for <a href="http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/speakers-bureau/speaker/mattias-klum/" target="_blank"><em>National Geographic</em></a>, Klum might be considered an endangered species himself, given his recent work shooting closes ups of the venomous Chinese cobra, which can shoot its venom up to nearly 7 feet. Even a drop of that venom can blind you.</p><p>But there he sat....shooting away....nonetheless.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:30:30 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 16584 at http://kcur.org Photographer Mattias Klum: Rare...And Dangerous Shots Spring Gardening: Help Grow Your Green Thumb http://kcur.org/post/spring-gardening-help-grow-your-green-thumb <p>There may be no controlling Mother Nature, but that doesn&rsquo;t mean you can&rsquo;t get your garden to cooperate. But keeping your gardening blossoming instead of browning is easier said than done. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:40:28 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 16135 at http://kcur.org Spring Gardening: Help Grow Your Green Thumb