Climate Change

6:00am

Mon March 3, 2014
Agriculture

Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants

Ellen Nelson has battled invasive plants that out-compete native grasses on her grass-fed beef ranch near Bellvue, Colo. Some climate studies suggest that fight will worsen in the coming decades.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Most climate models paint a bleak picture for the Great Plains a century from now: It will likely be warmer and the air will be richer with carbon dioxide. Though scientists don’t yet know how exactly the climate will change, new studies show it could be a boon to some invasive plant species.  

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11:10am

Tue February 25, 2014
The Salt

Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians

Originally published on Thu February 27, 2014 9:31 am

Cattle graze at a Brazilian Agricultural Research experimental farm in Planaltina in Goias state. To reduce emissions from deforestation, the Brazilian government is experimenting with grazing on integrated forest and pasture lands.
Evaristo Sa AFP/Getty Images

We Americans are heavy consumers of meat, and we're increasingly reminded that eating less of it will shrink our carbon footprint. Growing the crops to feed all those animals releases lots of greenhouse gases.

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3:33pm

Tue February 11, 2014
Environment

EPA Chief Visits Fort Collins For Environmental Roundtable

John Stokes, director of the Fort Collins Natural Areas Department, discusses Poudre River projects with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Fort Collins Mayor Karen Weitkunat.
Grace Hood KUNC

Climate change and how local governments can respond to it was front and center during a visit to Fort Collins Feb. 11 by White House officials and the Head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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3:00pm

Wed February 5, 2014
Agriculture

Climate Change Hubs Created To Give Farmers Survival Tips

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the creation of the research hubs, saying farmers need to be proactive in mitigating the effects of climate change.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC and Harvest Public Media

6:00am

Tue February 4, 2014
Agriculture

After Years Of Wild Weather, What Will 2014 Bring?

Still plenty of uncertainty about the 2014 planting season, though the latest drought outlook paints a bleak picture for sections of the Great Plains.
Credit Climate Prediction Center / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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