climate change http://kbia.org en University of Missouri helps Feds with climate change research http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-helps-feds-climate-change-research <p></p><p></p><p>With all the bickering taking place in Congress about what to do or what not to do about climate change, you might think federal agencies wouldn't be dealing with it either. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:04:00 +0000 Gary Grigsby 46586 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri helps Feds with climate change research White House Creates 'Climate Hubs' To Help Rural Towns, Farmers http://kbia.org/post/white-house-creates-climate-hubs-help-rural-towns-farmers The White House on Wednesday rolled out a high-profile plan to help farmers and ranchers adjust to climate changes that have already begun to upend growing seasons and threaten livestock.<p>The <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/02/05/usda-s-climate-hubs-providing-targeted-solutions-modern-challenges-0">"climate hub" initiative</a> was praised by environmentalists, though they were quick to warn President Obama that it would not provide him cover on another environmental issue in the headlines: the Keystone XL pipeline.<p>"This is a great step, but it would be the height of irony to Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:57:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 47697 at http://kbia.org White House Creates 'Climate Hubs' To Help Rural Towns, Farmers Carbon tax supporters lobby the old school way http://kbia.org/post/carbon-tax-supporters-lobby-old-school-way <p></p><p>The Washington D.C based Citizens Climate Lobby says if you want to take action on climate change one simple step you can take is to contact your members of Congress and ask them to support the Climate Change Act. Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:04:00 +0000 Gary Grigsby 45780 at http://kbia.org Carbon tax supporters lobby the old school way Columbia schools use new technology; photojournalist documents climate change http://kbia.org/post/columbia-schools-use-new-technology-photojournalist-documents-climate-change <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, we’ll hear from a Missouri-based photojournalist about his experience documenting climate change in the Norwegian Arctic, and learn how new technology is being used in Columbia's public schools.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 22:19:33 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 45362 at http://kbia.org Columbia schools use new technology; photojournalist documents climate change Photojournalist goes under the ice to document Arctic climate change http://kbia.org/post/photojournalist-goes-under-ice-document-arctic-climate-change <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Randall </span>Hyman<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> is a St. Louis-based photojournalist and writer. For more than three decades, he has traveled the globe covering cultural and environmental issues.</span></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:59:14 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 45229 at http://kbia.org Photojournalist goes under the ice to document Arctic climate change SLU Students Help NASA Ozone Study Soar Over Saint Louis http://kbia.org/post/slu-students-help-nasa-ozone-study-soar-over-saint-louis If you happen to be near the Saint Louis Science Center planetarium at around 2 o’clock in the afternoon, look up. You might see a weather balloon.<p>Students at Saint Louis University are launching them as part of a study sponsored by the U.S. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 22:26:08 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 39293 at http://kbia.org SLU Students Help NASA Ozone Study Soar Over Saint Louis Conservation or ag land; climate change and Missouri wine http://kbia.org/post/conservation-or-ag-land-climate-change-and-missouri-wine <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>With a new farm bill, farmers may have access to fewer dollars for conservation. For 27 years, the popular Conservation Reserve Program has transformed small parcels of land, contributing to cleaner water, more habitat for migrating birds and less soil erosion. But as Harvest Public Media’s Amy Mayer reports from Iowa, the program has been enrolling fewer acres in recent years and it’s not just budget cuts that could make it smaller still.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 22:37:03 +0000 Kristofor Husted 33824 at http://kbia.org Conservation or ag land; climate change and Missouri wine Ireland's former president brings message to Missouri, urging fight against climate injustice http://kbia.org/post/irelands-former-president-brings-message-missouri-urging-fight-against-climate-injustice <p>The former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, is targeting youth specifically to find and act on low-carbon solutions to reverse climate injustice and secure a livable future world. Mary Robinson is also the former United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights.</p><p>Robinson spoke last night as part of a Columbia College lecture series titled, “Making Human Rights the Compass for All Ethical Globalization.”</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:09:56 +0000 Rachel Wittel 29958 at http://kbia.org Ireland's former president brings message to Missouri, urging fight against climate injustice 'The Expedition to the End of the World' explores life's meaning through art and science http://kbia.org/post/expedition-end-world-explores-lifes-meaning-through-art-and-science <p><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">This story is part of True/False Conversations, a series of in-depth interviews with the filmmakers of this year’s True/False Festival.&nbsp; Find the rest of them&nbsp;</i><a href="http://www.kbia.org/programs/truefalse-conversations" style="line-height: 1.5;"><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">here</i></a><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</i><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/true-false-conversations-filmmaker/id607158264" style="line-height: 1.5;"><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">download the podcast</i></a><i style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;on iTunes.</i></p><p>For three weeks, Danish filmmaker <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0218934/">Daniel Dencik</a> and his film crew drifted on an old wooden schooner through the remote arctic waters of Greenland. Also on board, a group of artists and scientists studied the changing landscape of northeastern Greenland and used it to answer questions for scientific research and existential definition. Dencik’s job was to capture this age-old tradition of artists and scientists searching for truth and meaning in a rarely navigated locale. (Think Columbus and other early explorers.)</p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 19:53:52 +0000 Kristofor Husted 29447 at http://kbia.org 'The Expedition to the End of the World' explores life's meaning through art and science Local science and health researchers discuss health impact of global warming http://kbia.org/post/local-science-and-health-researchers-discuss-health-impact-global-warming <p></p><p>Nearing the end of one of the warmest years on record, local researchers and healthcare professionals are urging Mid-Missourians to take steps to cope with the rising temperatures.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 14:15:00 +0000 Coleman Bandy 25678 at http://kbia.org Local science and health researchers discuss health impact of global warming Business Beat: Risk of Pathogen Release from N-BAF Very Low http://kbia.org/post/business-beat-risk-pathogen-release-n-baf-very-low <p>This week: Another update in the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, and climate changes doesn&#39;t ease troubles for farmers.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 19:55:54 +0000 Nick Adams 11969 at http://kbia.org Business Beat: Risk of Pathogen Release from N-BAF Very Low