Tag Archives: climate change

How do we balance needs of energy, water, and climate?

A recent MIT study urges that it’s crucial to address climate change and fresh water shortage while considering investment in energy infrastructure.

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Moose

Minnesota’s moose mystery

Moose are dying at an alarming rate in Minnesota and researchers are trying to figure out why. The issue has caused the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to launch the world’s largest GPS-based moose tracking study. The current situation is dire for the iconic moose. The population has decreased by a third since 2009 in […]

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Western wildfire

How suburban sprawl makes wildfires more deadly

On the heels of the worst wildfire disaster in 80 years when 19 Arizona firefighters lost their lives, folks are left to wonder why the wildfire season keeps getting worse year after year. Is it climate change? Possibly. But, another contributing factor, as the article below points out, might be the “exurbs” where people are […]

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Coal-fired power plant

Climate change on the federal radar

President Obama recently revealed new regulations intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Steven Hayward, a Sand County Foundation Board member, previewed the president’s speech on CNBC’s The Kudlow Report. Hayward writes frequently on a wide range of current topics, including environmentalism, law, economics, and public policy for publications including National Review, Reason, Weekly Standard, American […]

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Corn field amid severe drought

Drought damages could exceed those of Hurricane Sandy

The recent drought that has crippled much of the United States may prove to be the costliest natural disaster our nation has experienced in the past two years. Unfortunately, there’s no end in site for a great deal of the Corn Belt. The southwestern drought is forecast to expand to the central and southern Great Plains and […]

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Lesser prairie chicken in New Mexico

Federal plan aims to help wildlife adapt to climate change

Wildlife habitat across the United States is being adversely affected by climate change, so the federal government has introduced a plan that includes the development of “corridors” to help wildlife migrate to more hospitable habitat. Called the “National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy,” the strategy aims to roll out several tactics, the corridors […]

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