climate change http://hppr.org en Invasive weeds may look forward to climate change http://hppr.org/post/invasive-weeds-may-look-forward-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/publications/files/HighPlainsClimateChangeGuide-2013.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">climate models paint</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a bleak picture for the Great Plains a century from now: It will likely be warmer and the air will be richer with carbon dioxide. Though scientists don’t yet know how exactly the climate will change, new studies show it could be a boon to some invasive plant species. &nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>A growing problem</strong></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Luke Runyon 28593 at http://hppr.org Invasive weeds may look forward to climate change Research units to help farmers respond to climate change http://hppr.org/post/research-units-help-farmers-respond-climate-change <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Looking to help farmers adapt to climate change, the U.S Department of Agriculture is&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&amp;contentid=2014/02/0016.xml" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">setting up seven new research hubs</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, including a handful that will cover the Great Plains and Midwest.</span></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Luke Runyon 27974 at http://hppr.org Research units to help farmers respond to climate change Good News on the Colorado Drought Front http://hppr.org/post/good-news-colorado-drought-front <p></p><p>Drought conditions have been downgraded for portions of eastern Colorado. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 26419 at http://hppr.org Good News on the Colorado Drought Front What Climate Looks Like in the Texas Panhandle http://hppr.org/post/what-climate-looks-texas-panhandle <p></p><p>NASA provides a bird’s eye view that shows how climate change and increased population has changed some geographic features in Texas. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 25564 at http://hppr.org What Climate Looks Like in the Texas Panhandle High Plains Drought Update: Late October Rains Helped Oklahoma Panhandle http://hppr.org/post/high-plains-drought-update-late-october-rains-helped-oklahoma-panhandle <p></p><p>Dry conditions continue across the High Plains listening region. &nbsp;Rain in southern Kansas slightly improved the abnormally dry conditions. &nbsp;Heavy rains on October 26 improved conditions in the Oklahoma panhandle according to the <a href="http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home.aspx"><strong>U.S. Drought Monitor</strong></a>. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 23844 at http://hppr.org High Plains Drought Update: Late October Rains Helped Oklahoma Panhandle Texas House Chair of Science and Technology Should Learn About Climate Change http://hppr.org/post/texas-house-chair-science-and-technology-should-learn-about-climate-change <p></p><p>Scheleen Walker, <strong><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2013/10/15/guest-column-time-act-climate-science-clear/?utm_source=feedly">guest columnist for Texas Weekly</a></strong>, recently sounded off about the embarrassment of having an ill-informed chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology.</p><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 23129 at http://hppr.org Texas House Chair of Science and Technology Should Learn About Climate Change 15 More Years of Texas Drought? Say it isn’t so http://hppr.org/post/15-more-years-texas-drought-say-it-isn-t-so <p></p><p>Experts predict above-average temperatures and lower-than-normal moisture amounts will be seen in the months ahead &mdash; and possibly as much as 15 more years according to <strong><a href="http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2013-10-07/experts-drought-could-drag-15-more-years">a recent article in the Amarillo Globe-News</a></strong>.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 22727 at http://hppr.org 15 More Years of Texas Drought? Say it isn’t so High Plains Drought Update http://hppr.org/post/high-plains-drought-update <p></p><p>Recent rains and cooler temperatures have made a difference across the high plains.</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 22430 at http://hppr.org High Plains Drought Update Recent Survey Says Most Texans Believe in Global Warming http://hppr.org/post/recent-survey-says-most-texans-believe-global-warming <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">800 Texans were surveyed in a recent Yale Project on climate change.&nbsp; Most believe global warming is happening according to a recent </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2013/09/24/survey-most-texans-believe-global-warming/?utm_source=feedly">article by the Texas Tribune</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 22160 at http://hppr.org Recent Survey Says Most Texans Believe in Global Warming Texas Attorney General Candidate Does Not Believe in Global Warming http://hppr.org/post/texas-attorney-general-candidate-does-not-believe-global-warming <p></p><p>Barry Smitherman, the head of Texas’ oil and gas drilling regulatory agency, does not believe in global warming according to a recent piece by <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2013/07/25/head-texas-oil-and-gas-regulator-questions-climate-change/"><strong>State Impact Texas</strong></a>.&nbsp; Smitherman says before dismantling the electrical power generating fleet, there should be certainty about the role of CO2.&nbsp; Mon, 29 Jul 2013 05:01:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 19375 at http://hppr.org Texas Attorney General Candidate Does Not Believe in Global Warming