Climate Change http://krcc.org en Study Examines Effects of Climate Change on Birds, Reptiles in the Southwest http://krcc.org/post/study-examines-effects-climate-change-birds-reptiles-southwest <p>A new study released by the U.S. Geological Survey looks at the effects of climate change on certain species in the American Southwest. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Eliza </span>Densmore<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2014/1050/" target="_blank">study</a> focuses on twelve bird and reptile species in the southwest and how they’re expected to endure changes in breeding ranges and habitats.</span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 23:21:03 +0000 Eliza Densmore 17483 at http://krcc.org Study Examines Effects of Climate Change on Birds, Reptiles in the Southwest Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants http://krcc.org/post/climate-change-could-benefit-some-invasive-plants <p><br />Most <a href="http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/publications/files/HighPlainsClimateChangeGuide-2013.pdf" target="_blank">climate models paint</a> 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.<br />&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:33:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 16424 at http://krcc.org Climate Change Could Benefit Some Invasive Plants Colorado Gains USDA Climate Change Research Hub http://krcc.org/post/colorado-gains-usda-climate-change-research-hub <p>The U.S Department of Agriculture is setting up <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2014/02/0016.xml&amp;contentidonly=true" target="_blank">seven new research hubs</a> across the country to help farmers adapt to climate change. And as KUNC’s Luke Runyon reports, one will be in northern Colorado.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Agriculture Secretary Tom </span>Vilsack<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says in the past few years farmers across the Midwest have grappled with epic drought, mega-blizzards and crippling heat.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 19:39:41 +0000 Luke Runyon & KUNC 14796 at http://krcc.org Colorado Gains USDA Climate Change Research Hub Measuring Climate Change in Aspen-area Open Space http://krcc.org/post/measuring-climate-change-aspen-area-open-space <p></p><p>In the future, forests near Aspen and across the state will likely look a bit different.&nbsp; Already, mountain shrubs are replacing some Aspen stands and changing the complexion of the region.&nbsp; Pitkin County is now tracking these shifts on open space properties. &nbsp;Two Aspen-area non-profit organizations are helping. The new data is thanks to a pair of towers that’s tracking things like soil moisture and temperature. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 15:01:44 +0000 Marci Krivonen 11979 at http://krcc.org Measuring Climate Change in Aspen-area Open Space