climate change http://wkar.org en The other greenhouse gas, how farming impacts nitrous oxide levels http://wkar.org/post/other-greenhouse-gas-how-farming-impacts-nitrous-oxide-levels <p></p><p></p><p>Most people are aware of the “sexy” greenhouse gas CO-2. Fewer know of its co-culprit nitrous oxide. The third-largest greenhouse gas, after carbon dioxide and methane, nitrous oxide is released in soil during a natural process. However, the increased use of nitrogen fertilizer in agriculture has resulted in a rise of nitrous oxide emissions. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:06:44 +0000 Emanuele Berry & Mark Bashore 55332 at http://wkar.org The other greenhouse gas, how farming impacts nitrous oxide levels Models help communities plan for climate change http://wkar.org/post/models-help-communities-plan-climate-change <p></p><p><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#333333;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Trying to determine the impacts of climate change is a difficult task. There are hundreds of different factors which could determine how communities are influenced. To more effectively understand the challenges associated with climate change, scientists are using system dynamics models.</span><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#333333;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"><em> Current State’s</em> Emanuele Berry spoke with <span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#333333;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"><a href="http://www.espp.msu.edu/people/faculty/schmitt.php">Laura Schmitt-Olabisi</a>, an ecologist and modeler at Michigan State University, about her latest project that explores how higher temperatures could impact Detroit.</span></span> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:55:38 +0000 Emanuele Berry 50472 at http://wkar.org Models help communities plan for climate change Exhibit preserves artifacts of endangered places http://wkar.org/post/exhibit-preserves-artifacts-endangered-places <p>Many scientists predict that as climate change becomes more extreme, dry and coastal regions around the globe will be heavily impacted by drought and rising sea levels. &nbsp;Entire communities could disappear.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:20:45 +0000 Emanuele Berry 50414 at http://wkar.org Exhibit preserves artifacts of endangered places The link between climate change and violence http://wkar.org/post/link-between-climate-change-and-violence <p>On June 25, President Obama released a comprehensive plan to fight climate change.</p><p></p><p>The plan pointed out that last year was the warmest year on record for our country. While the efforts to fight against climate change continues, researchers seem to have found another reason to prevent climate change: violence. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:04:52 +0000 Current State 40476 at http://wkar.org The link between climate change and violence