climate change http://kuer.org en Energy Summit Considers All-of-the-Above Options http://kuer.org/post/energy-summit-considers-all-above-options <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Utah's energy community met Wednesday at Gov. Gary Herbert’s 3<sup>rd</sup> annual Energy Development Summit to talk about the state's all-of-the-above approach to powering everyday life.</p><p>The Republican governor reminded his audience that energy is one of his administration’s top four priorities. He said energy pumps around $5 billion into Utah’s economy each year.</p><p>But Herbert said good jobs and a high standard of living have to be balanced with conserving the environment.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:19:08 +0000 Judy Fahys 47337 at http://kuer.org Energy Summit Considers All-of-the-Above Options Utah Prepares for New Climate Plan http://kuer.org/post/utah-prepares-new-climate-plan <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Environmental Protection Agency released an <a href="http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/" target="_blank">ambitious plan</a> Monday to reduce the pollution blamed for global warming. Several </span>Utahns<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are already working on next steps.</span></p><p>David Folland, a leader of the grass roots <a href="http://citizensclimatelobby.org/" target="_blank">Citizens Climate Lobby</a> in Utah, is pleased to see progress finally being made on the issue.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Judy Fahys 47283 at http://kuer.org Utah Prepares for New Climate Plan Climate Scientist Michael Mann Warns Utah of Dire Consequences Without Action http://kuer.org/post/climate-scientist-michael-mann-warns-utah-dire-consequences-without-action <p><a href="http://www.meteo.psu.edu/holocene/public_html/Mann/about/index.php" target="_blank">Climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann </a>was in Utah Wednesday calling attention to the recently released U.S. National Climate Assessment, that predicts dire consequences for Utah if action isn’t taken soon.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 20:58:47 +0000 Brian Grimmett 46292 at http://kuer.org Climate Scientist Michael Mann Warns Utah of Dire Consequences Without Action Unusually Warm Winter Might Be Climate Trend of the Future, Say Scientists http://kuer.org/post/unusually-warm-winter-might-be-climate-trend-future-say-scientists <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Weather Service’s weekend forecast calls for temperatures to drift closer to normal for this time of year. But, earlier in the year, temperatures nationwide were nothing like normal.</span></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Judy Fahys 45372 at http://kuer.org Unusually Warm Winter Might Be Climate Trend of the Future, Say Scientists Eighth Graders Eager to Talk Climate Change with SLC Mayor http://kuer.org/post/eighth-graders-eager-talk-climate-change-slc-mayor <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker visited a group of </span>8<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> graders at Hillside Middle School Monday to answer questions about climate change in advance of the </span>44<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual Earth Day.</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:15:18 +0000 Whittney Evans 45195 at http://kuer.org Eighth Graders Eager to Talk Climate Change with SLC Mayor Changing Climate Prompts New Warnings, Local Planning http://kuer.org/post/changing-climate-prompts-new-warnings-local-planning <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The world’s leading climate scientists and policymakers met in Japan over the weekend and released their <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/science/earth/climate.html?hp&amp;_r=0" target="_blank">latest assessment of global warming</a>. They agree the climate is heating up because people burn so much fossil fuel.</p><p>Here in Utah, leaders are brainstorming about how to deal with the changing climate.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:40:09 +0000 Judy Fahys 44187 at http://kuer.org Changing Climate Prompts New Warnings, Local Planning Writer Considers Clean Coal in Global Warming Fight http://kuer.org/post/writer-considers-clean-coal-global-warming-fight <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/" target="_blank">National Geographic Magazine</a>’s latest cover story asks whether coal energy can be clean energy. It’s an important question for anyone concerned about climate change impacts and for states like Utah that mine coal for power plants.</span></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:52:13 +0000 Judy Fahys 43919 at http://kuer.org Writer Considers Clean Coal in Global Warming Fight Scientist: Fossil Plants Help Tell Planet's Past, Present and Future http://kuer.org/post/scientist-fossil-plants-help-tell-planets-past-present-and-future <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fossils tell the story of the world’s past and the next Frontiers of Science lecture will explore what the fossils also say about current times and the future.</span></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:45:12 +0000 Judy Fahys 43578 at http://kuer.org Scientist: Fossil Plants Help Tell Planet's Past, Present and Future U Study: Low-Elevation Pikas Love Moss http://kuer.org/post/u-study-low-elevation-pikas-love-moss <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Pikas are furry creatures related to rabbits that live in rockslide areas at the tops of mountains in the West.&nbsp; They’re not often found below about eight thousand feet.&nbsp; But a new study from the University of Utah has discovered how a population of pikas is thriving close to sea level. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:29:56 +0000 Dan Bammes 39733 at http://kuer.org U Study: Low-Elevation Pikas Love Moss Bob Inglis: A Conservative Approach to Climate Change http://kuer.org/post/bob-inglis-conservative-approach-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Bob Inglis is a former Republican member of Congress from South Carolina, a conservative who was defeated by a candidate riding the Tea Party wave in 2010. &nbsp;He's gone on to lead the <a href="http://energyandenterprise.com/">Energy and Enterprise Initiative </a>at George Mason University in Virginia. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:42:00 +0000 Dan Bammes 35522 at http://kuer.org Bob Inglis: A Conservative Approach to Climate Change Independent Candidates Fight to be Heard in Utah http://kuer.org/post/independent-candidates-fight-be-heard-utah <p></p><p>Utah has three independent candidates running for Congress this election.&nbsp; But most voters haven’t seen a single ad or billboard about their campaigns.&nbsp; For a candidate with no funds or party support, it’s an uphill battle to get a message out.&nbsp; This story looks at what it means to be an independent candidate in Utah.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 05:18:51 +0000 Andrea Smardon 20170 at http://kuer.org Independent Candidates Fight to be Heard in Utah U Study Finds a Stratospheric Connection to Climate Variability http://kuer.org/post/u-study-finds-stratospheric-connection-climate-variability <p>A University of Utah study shows that changes in the earth’s upper atmosphere have an impact on deep ocean circulation patterns in the North Atlantic.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 17:39:32 +0000 Andrea Smardon 18715 at http://kuer.org U Study Finds a Stratospheric Connection to Climate Variability