climate change http://kosu.org en Drought and Passive Landowners Add Fuel to Oklahoma’s Burning Red Cedar Problem http://kosu.org/post/drought-and-passive-landowners-add-fuel-oklahoma-s-burning-red-cedar-problem <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">The eastern red cedar tree causes allergies, crowds out other species, guzzles water, and fuels Oklahoma’s most devastating wildfires, including one near Guthrie last week. And lengthy drought has intensified the problem. But as StateImpact’s Logan Layden reports, eliminating the tree is complicated by the passive attitude of many landowners, and a state forestry service with little authority.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 11:44:37 +0000 Joe Wertz & Logan Layden 2337 at http://kosu.org Drought and Passive Landowners Add Fuel to Oklahoma’s Burning Red Cedar Problem Federal Report Says Climate Change is Affecting the U.S. Environmentally and Economically http://kosu.org/post/federal-report-says-climate-change-affecting-us-environmentally-and-economically <p></p><p>A federal report released this week bluntly warns that climate change is already having an environmental and economic affect in every region of the United States. As StateImpact’s Joe Wertz reports, the magnitude of the effects is expected to increase in Oklahoma.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 11:16:49 +0000 Joe Wertz 2065 at http://kosu.org Federal Report Says Climate Change is Affecting the U.S. Environmentally and Economically Public Forum Reveals Oklahomans' Frustration and Concern About Climate Change http://kosu.org/post/public-forum-reveals-oklahomans-frustration-and-concern-about-climate-change <p></p><p>Last week, StateImpact hosted a public forum on how climate change affects Oklahoma. A panel of experts took audience questions on water and agriculture, and as Joe Wertz reports, if this discussion is any guide, Oklahomans are curious, frustrated and concerned about climate change.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 15:29:12 +0000 Joe Wertz 2006 at http://kosu.org Public Forum Reveals Oklahomans' Frustration and Concern About Climate Change Protecting Our Resources Topped Discussions at KOSU's On Tap http://kosu.org/post/protecting-our-resources-topped-discussions-kosus-tap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday, April&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">30th</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KOSU</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in collaboration with State Impact Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Public Media Exchange held a discussion at Picasso's cafe in the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paseo</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;District.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 12:41:52 +0000 Michael Cross, Joe Wertz & Logan Layden 1678 at http://kosu.org Protecting Our Resources Topped Discussions at KOSU's On Tap How Is Climate Change Affecting Oklahoma? http://kosu.org/post/how-climate-change-affecting-oklahoma <p><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 17.920000076293945px;">How is climate change affecting Oklahoma's environment, ecology and economy? It’s a controversial issue, but we’re going to bring the facts — and we'll have a panel of academics to answer our questions and make sure yours get answered, too.</span></p><p></p><p><strong style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 17.920000076293945px;">Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:27:56 +0000 KOSU News 1640 at http://kosu.org How Is Climate Change Affecting Oklahoma? What an Oklahoma Grazing Land Can Teach Us About Global Climate Change http://kosu.org/post/what-oklahoma-grazing-land-can-teach-us-about-global-climate-change <div id="attachment_19602" class="wp-caption module image center" style="width: 620px;"><img class="size-full wp-image-19602" alt="Caption" src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/files/2014/04/20140418-grazinglands058_WEB.jpg" width="620" height="413" /> <p class="wp-media-credit">Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma<p><p class="wp-caption-text">University of Oklahoma Ph.D. student and research assistant Yuting Zhou installs a sensor in an experimental wheat field at the Grazinglands Research Lab in El Reno, Okla.<p></div><p>Oklahoma is known for its wild weather. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:22:00 +0000 editor 1312 at http://kosu.org What an Oklahoma Grazing Land Can Teach Us About Global Climate Change