Climate Week 2013 http://kufm.org en Game Changer http://kufm.org/post/game-changer-0 <p>In this piece, <a href="https://www.prx.org/pieces/101089-game-changer">Climate One</a> takes a look at the impacts of climate disruption at home and abroad. Forest fires, floods, droughts and other extreme weather events are hitting the global economy. Those extreme events and the costs of cleaning them up, are starting to forge some common ground among Democrats and Republicans. We will talk power and politics with two former governors, two national strategists and the United Nations top climate negotiator.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 23:46:20 +0000 Ivy Wells 10224 at http://kufm.org Will we find common ground in climate change? http://kufm.org/post/will-we-find-common-ground-climate-change <p>Can Montanans who disagree about the climate sit down and have a discussion? The phrase "Climate Change" is so polarizing that just uttering it can end a friendship. <a href="http://montanapbs.org/DegreesofDifference/"><em>Degrees of Difference</em></a>, produced by Anna Rau and John Twiggs for Montana PBS, introduces us to three sets of friends across Montana who try to get past the controversy and have a productive conversation.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:44:37 +0000 MTPR 10204 at http://kufm.org Will we find common ground in climate change? Habitat shrinking for high alpine animals, like the tiny pika http://kufm.org/post/habitat-shrinking-high-alpine-animals-tiny-pika <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hiker Jake </span>Bramante<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reached his destination, just on the other side of Gable Pass in Glacier National Park. He was looking to find an area he had seen once before, a limestone boulder field he knew was home to a population of one of his favorite animals—the </span>pika<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>“Any time I get to see them it’s always a special thing,” Bramante said. “They’re just cute and I love how hearty they are.”</p><p>Hearty in the right climate, anyway.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:00:22 +0000 Dan Boyce 10199 at http://kufm.org Habitat shrinking for high alpine animals, like the tiny pika Climate change presenting new challenges to farmers http://kufm.org/post/climate-change-presenting-new-challenges-farmers <p>Farming is a tough and unpredictable business. It requires hard manual labor and quick responses to complicated problems. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:20:54 +0000 Edward O'Brien 10198 at http://kufm.org Climate change presenting new challenges to farmers How will climate change affect businesses in Montana? http://kufm.org/post/how-will-climate-change-affect-businesses-montana <p>Students at the University of Montana looked into the question of how Montana businesses are affected by the changing climate. Starting in September, students split up into five teams to research the effects of climate change in Montana. Then, they took that knowledge and found five businesses around the state whose business was in some way connected to climate change.</p><p>Students set out across Montana to learn exactly how they had been affected. And while all of the businesses have noticed the changing climate, they have each been affected in different ways.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:37:35 +0000 Allison Molin 10151 at http://kufm.org How will climate change affect businesses in Montana? Facing the firestorm: what is your responsibility? http://kufm.org/post/facing-firestorm-what-your-responsibility <p>Our warming climate is changing the forests of the American West - making them more susceptible to disease and to fire. Years of fire suppression have also built up forest fuels, causing the fires to be more intense and harder to control.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:46:43 +0000 Sally Mauk 10102 at http://kufm.org Facing the firestorm: what is your responsibility? MTPR presents Rising Seas, a documentary special by BURN: an energy journal http://kufm.org/post/mtpr-presents-rising-seas-documentary-special-burn-energy-journal <p>Join MTPR on Thursday October 24 at 1:00 MDT as we air Rising Seas, a presentation of BURN: an energy journal.</p><p>Rising Seas is presented in four segments. You can listen to them here:</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/113207484" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/114877401" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:00:46 +0000 Ivy Wells 10059 at http://kufm.org MTPR presents Rising Seas, a documentary special by BURN: an energy journal Warming waters threaten cold water trout http://kufm.org/post/warming-waters-threaten-cold-water-trout <p></p><p>As part of our ongoing series in Montana Public Media's "Climate Week", we focus on the impact of climate change on Montana's waters, and the native fish adapted to thrive in cold, glacier-fed streams.</p><p>Cold water fish like west slope cutthroat and bull trout call northwest Montana home. However, these native fish could be considered the canary in the coal mine in regard to the effects of climate change. Warming waters, changes in spring runoff, and mid-winter rainfall are among the issues affecting the habitat for these fish.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:02:49 +0000 Katrin Frye 10086 at http://kufm.org Warming waters threaten cold water trout Glacier Park's shrinking glaciers a visible barometer of climate change http://kufm.org/post/glacier-parks-shrinking-glaciers-visible-barometer-climate-change <p>As part of our ongoing series in Montana Public Media's "Climate Week", tonight we focus on how climate change is impacting Glacier National Park. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:01:28 +0000 Sally Mauk 10029 at http://kufm.org Glacier Park's shrinking glaciers a visible barometer of climate change Climate change in Montana: less snow, more fire and “climate refugees” http://kufm.org/post/climate-change-montana-less-snow-more-fire-and-climate-refugees <p>As part of Montana Public Media's "Climate Week", climate change is the focus of our nightly features this week during Montana Evening Edition. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:38:23 +0000 Sally Mauk 9968 at http://kufm.org Climate change in Montana: less snow, more fire and “climate refugees”