Climate Change

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Research from the Climate Impact Lab shows that in the next 20 years, the number of days below freezing at major ski resorts could drop by weeks or months.

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Tuesday, the Northwest Climate Conference will be held in Boise. Kate Gordon is an analyst at the Paulson Institute and will speak about how climate change affects economic growth, including its impacts in Idaho.

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  • The changing climate is having an impact on Idaho's winter sports industry.
  • A visit to the Goblin planet.
  • Idaho's manufactured products on display at the Made Here! Expo.

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 The Northwest Climate Conference and Idaho Public Television are presenting founding director of the Risky Business Project, Kate Gordon, to discuss the impact of climate change in Idaho and the economic benefits of combating global warming.

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Climate change is expected to exacerbate wildfires, drought and flooding throughout the Mountain West. Some cities are looking at how these changes will affect their town and how they can prepare.

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Winds from the Pacific coast bring much-needed rains to dry Southern Idaho this time of year. For wheat farmers, they may also carry a tiny threat: fungal spores, which cause stripe rust.

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Dr. David Grinspoon looks at the catastrophic events in Earth’s four-and-a-half billion year history and considers the positives. The Planetary Science Institute astrobiologist focuses much of his work on how changes in planetary climate could allow for life to exist.

If you’re sneezing a bit more this year, well you’re in good company. At least 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year. But that number is climbing, and it may be related to climate change.  

Democrats on Capitol Hill are calling for an investigation into the National Park Service, pointing to a report they say follows a "pattern" of censoring scientists who study climate change. So I checked in with the scientist who wrote the latest report and is now worried about her future.

A new Gallup poll shows the majority of Americans do believe in climate change. The poll shows 66% of Americans believe that most scientists think global warming is occurring, 64% believe it is caused by human activities, and 60% believe its effects have already begun.

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An Idaho Senate panel voted to retain all references to man-made climate change in proposed science standards for K-12 education, which could end a three-year fight over the rules.

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Idaho state senators are digesting public opinion backing proposed science standards for public schools that include several references to man made climate change.

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An Idaho House committee eliminated several references to human-caused climate change and renewable energy in proposed public school science standards Wednesday, but still preserved some mention of them.

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Students, teachers and lobbyists testified overwhelmingly in support Friday of proposed changes to Idaho’s educational science standards.

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