Tag Archives: climate change

New analysis spells out risks of climate change on Midwest business


An extensive risk analysis report released Tuesday outlines what a warmer climate could mean for U.S. private and public sectors, with significant shifts in store for the Midwest. The report was released by the Risky Business Project, an effort to … Continue reading

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Canadian university reduces emissions while levels rise for City


Greenhouse gas emissions have fallen by 10 percent (compared to 2010 levels) at Queen’s University while emissions for the City of Kingston – home to Queen’s University – have risen. The 2011-2012 Queen’s University Greenhouse Gas Inventory analyzes greenhouse gas emissions … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Iowa and Global Renewable Energy


This week’s On the Radio segment takes a look at how Iowa stacks up against the rest of the world in renewable energy investments and innovations. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.   Script: Global Renewable Energy While Iowa … Continue reading

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Study: More precise fertilizer application will help combat climate change


Farmers can help to combat climate change by applying more precise amounts of nitrogen fertilizer to fields, according to a recent study by researchers at Michigan State University. The study – published in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of … Continue reading

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Gov’t adviser: China to reduce carbon emissions


Just days after the EPA announced plans for a significant reduction in carbon emissions in the United States, a top government adviser in China said his country will follow suit, according to an article in The Guardian. The adviser – … Continue reading

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EPA emissions plan less strict on Iowa


  A plan by the EPA to reduce carbon gas emissions would be less stringent on Iowa because of a proactive investment in renewable energies, according to an article in the Des Moines Register. The Plans calls for power plants nationally … Continue reading

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Yale Project on Climate Change and Communication


A recently released study finds that the terms “global warming” and “climate change” often mean different things to Americans—and activate different sets of beliefs, feelings, and behaviors, as well as different degrees of urgency about the need to respond. Click the picture … Continue reading

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On the Radio: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report


This week’s On the Radio segment explores the findings of the IPCC’s research into climate change, and what the future holds. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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What Iowans can do to prepare for climate change


Focusing on farming, soil management, and wind energy, this piece by the Des Moines Register goes into three things that Iowans can do to better prepare for, and reduce the impact of climate change.

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Mosquitoes and Climate Change


According to Dr. Yogesh Shah, associate dean for global health at Des Moines University, every increase in temperature by one degree can increase the mosquito population by almost eight- to 10-fold.

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