climate change http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Can Art + Science Solve Climate Change? STL’s Pulitzer Seeks Collaborations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/can-art-science-solve-climate-change-stl-s-pulitzer-seeks-collaborations <p>What is St. Louis doing to combat climate change? And how can art and design move those plans forward?</p><p>The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts wants to publicize ongoing efforts and encourage new collaborations in<a href="http://www.pulitzerarts.org/files/Marfa-Dialogues-Request-for-Proposals-Final.pdf"> its Marfa Dialogues competition.</a> Winners will receive $2,500 and the opportunity to display their ideas in a public forum, which may take many forms, including exhibitions, readings, concerts and film screenings.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:28:50 +0000 Nancy Fowler 35279 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Can Art + Science Solve Climate Change? STL’s Pulitzer Seeks Collaborations Encounters With Climate Change: A Discussion With Three St. Louisans http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/encounters-climate-change-discussion-three-st-louisans <p>St. Louisan Larry Lazar used to be a climate change skeptic, but a 2006 trip to see family in Alaska changed his mind.</p><p>“One of the things you do in Alaska is tour the glaciers. And when you see the before and after pictures there, and when you talk to the park rangers and read the information about why they’re doing what they’re doing, and they’re doing it around the world, you get hit with reality,” said Lazar. “I realized then that what I’d been reading and my sources of information at that time were just wrong.”</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:07:12 +0000 Camille Phillips 35311 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Encounters With Climate Change: A Discussion With Three St. Louisans Health, Science, Environment Rundown: Spring Fling http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-science-environment-rundown-spring-fling <p>Last week, people all over St. Louis – and all over the Midwest and East Coast, probably – celebrated the official start of spring. They celebrated because the winter has been unusually long and cold and, somehow, darker than usual. And they celebrated with a tinge of worry that the brutal winter could give way to an equally brutal, hot summer.</p><p>If&nbsp;that does happen, be prepared for a lot of talk about climate change.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 04:42:50 +0000 Shula Neuman 34631 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Health, Science, Environment Rundown: Spring Fling Author Discussion: Finding Profit In Climate Change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/author-discussion-finding-profit-climate-change <h4>In his book <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594204012/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=1594204012&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wwfjw-20" target="_blank">“Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming,”</a> author and freelance journalist McKenzie Funk moves the conversation on climate change beyond whether or not it is happening to focus on people around the world who are finding ways to profit from it.</h4><p>“There has been a lot of conversation about getting everyone to be on board with the belief that climate change is happening, but Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:48:26 +0000 Camille Phillips 33841 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Author Discussion: Finding Profit In Climate Change St. Louis Photojournalist Goes Under The Ice To Document Arctic Climate Change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-photojournalist-goes-under-ice-document-arctic-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Randall </span>Hyman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is a St. Louis-based photojournalist and writer. For more than three decades, he has traveled the globe covering cultural and environmental issues.</span></p><p><a href="http://arcticoracles.randallhyman.com/">Hyman recently spent four months in the Norwegian Arctic</a> on a Fulbright project documenting climate change.</p><p>He told St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra that Norwegians are already feeling the effects of global warming.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 31980 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Photojournalist Goes Under The Ice To Document Arctic Climate Change The Science Of Global Warming: How Do We Move Past Debate To Solutions? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/science-global-warming-how-do-we-move-past-debate-solutions <p>There is a consensus among scientists that global warming is occurring, and the increase in temperature is man-made. The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is currently <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24149439" target="_blank">preparing a new report</a> on the topic that is expected to include strongly worded warnings to reduce the world's consumption of fossil fuels.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:10:15 +0000 Camille Phillips 30137 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The Science Of Global Warming: How Do We Move Past Debate To Solutions? Missouri’s Power Plants Among Worst U.S. Greenhouse Gas Polluters http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-s-power-plants-among-worst-us-greenhouse-gas-polluters <p></p><p>Missouri's coal-fired power plants are among the largest sources of carbon dioxide pollution in the country and a significant contributor to global warming.</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:38:37 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 29864 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri’s Power Plants Among Worst U.S. Greenhouse Gas Polluters SLU Students Help NASA Ozone Study Soar Over Saint Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slu-students-help-nasa-ozone-study-soar-over-saint-louis <p>If you happen to be near the Saint Louis Science Center planetarium at around 2 o’clock in the afternoon, look up. You might see a weather balloon.</p><p>Students at Saint Louis University are launching them as part of a study sponsored by the U.S. space agency NASA.</p><p>The mission aims to improve our understanding of air pollution and global climate.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 29155 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLU Students Help NASA Ozone Study Soar Over Saint Louis Climate Change Prompts Renewed Interest In Native Missouri Grapes http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/climate-change-prompts-renewed-interest-native-missouri-grapes <p>If you are a fan of wine, particularly European wines, from France, Italy or Germany, you can be proud of the role Missouri plays in creating that wine.</p><p>Ever since the mid-1800s <a href="http://www.thehistorychannelclub.com/articles/articletype/articleview/articleid/337/the-louse-that-roared">roots from Missouri </a>grapes have been grafted on to European varieties, because of their natural resistance to certain pests.</p> Wed, 15 May 2013 11:31:00 +0000 Adam Allington 26399 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Climate Change Prompts Renewed Interest In Native Missouri Grapes New report: in St. Louis, higher temps are the new normal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-report-st-louis-higher-temps-are-new-normal <p>St. Louis is getting hotter. With this summer&rsquo;s record-breaking temperatures, that probably doesn&rsquo;t sound like news.</p><p>But <a href="http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/impacts/global-warming-and-heat-waves.html">a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists</a> shows our hot weather isn&rsquo;t an anomaly &mdash; things have been heating up across the Midwest for the past six decades.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:20:29 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 4217 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New report: in St. Louis, higher temps are the new normal