climate change

Environment
8:30 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Where Do Kentucky's Congressmen Stand on Climate Change? Hard to Tell

Erica Peterson WFPL

Later this week, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing on climate change. Called “Climate Change: It’s Happening Now,” the committee’s Democrats are calling on scientists, economists and insurance experts to discuss the science behind climate change, and how it’s affecting the country. That’s Thursday at 10 a.m.

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Environment
7:00 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Poll: Small Business Owners Support Clean Energy, Climate Change Initiatives

A new poll of small business owners around the country suggests that a majority support cleaner energy sources and climate change regulations.

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Environment
4:54 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

White House Releases State-Specific Facts Making Case for Climate Change Action

Axel Kristinsson Wikimedia Commons

The White House has released state-specific facts about climate change, following the release of President Obama’s climate change proposal yesterday.

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Environment
5:12 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Obama Lays Out Climate Change Plan; Kentucky Reacts

Erica Peterson WFPL

President Obama’s administration will take new, stricter steps to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. The president laid out his plan to address climate change this afternoon; it’s predictably won accolades from environmental groups, but is being attacked by the coal industry.

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Environment
1:04 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

Ahead of Obama's Climate Change Speech, Coal and Environmental Groups React

Decumanus Wikimedia Commons

President Obama is scheduled to lay out his plan for addressing climate change this afternoon, and politicians and organizations have already begun weighing in.

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Environment
8:00 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Trade Group Promotes Concrete as Partial-Solution to Louisville's Rising Temperatures

The Kentucky Ready Mix Concrete Association is renewing an advertising campaign to inform the public about Louisville’s recurring problems with the urban heat island effect.

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Environment
11:07 am
Tue June 11, 2013

International Energy Agency Warns Planet is Warming Quickly, Offers Policy Solutions

Erica Peterson WFPL

For the past few years, climatologists have been telling people three things: yes, the world is warming. Yes, human-contributed carbon dioxide is contributing to this warming. And the best-case scenario is an average increase of 2 degrees Celsius, which might not sound like a lot, but has the potential to wreak havoc on some ecosystems.

But now, the International Energy Agency is warning that a 2 degree increase is too optimistic, and the world’s current path is more likely to result in an increase of 3.6 and 5.3 degrees Celsius. The agency is recommending governments adopt four new policies to try to slow the warming, and hold it to 2 degrees Celsius. They’re calling this the “4-for-2°C scenario,” and say it would lower emissions with proven technologies without harming economic growth.

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Environment
3:58 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Conservation Scientist Discusses Problems, Potential in the Environmental Movement

M. Sanjayan
The Nature Conservancy

A leading conservation scientist will speak at the University of Louisville tomorrow about the ways the environmental movement can better tackle subjects like climate change.

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Environment
2:27 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Experts Discuss Climate Change, Polar Bears...and Polar-Grizzly Bear Hybrids

A polar bear in Wager Bay in the Canadian Arctic.
Ansgar Walk Wikimedia Commons

Last week, on International Polar Bear Day, WFPL and the Louisville Zoo hosted a discussion about polar bears and climate change in WFPL's studio. The panelists were:

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Environment
5:38 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

Today: Scientists to Discuss Wildlife and Climate Change on International Polar Bear Day

Andrew Derocher

Wednesday is International Polar Bear Day, and the Louisville Zoo and WFPL are marking the occasion with a panel discussion about wildlife and climate change. The panelists include:

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