© 2024 Boise State Public Radio
NPR in Idaho
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Environment

Environment

  • FILE- A line of Holstein dairy cows feed through a fence at a dairy farm outside Jerome, Idaho. The University of Idaho wants to build the nation's largest research dairy and experimental farm in south-central Idaho. In a presentation to Gov. Brad Little and other members of the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, University President Scott Green and school officials said the proposed Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, or CAFE, will help support growth of the dairy and other industries. (AP Photo/Charlie Litchfield, File)
    Charlie Litchfield
    /
    Associated Press
    Four new cases of bird flu have been found in humans since the virus first showed up in a Texas dairy this spring, bringing the U.S. total to eight. No human cases have been detected in Idaho so far.
  • FILE - The burned remains of a home destroyed by the Marshall Fire are shown, Jan. 7, 2022, in Louisville, Colo. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
    Jack Dempsey
    /
    AP
    There’s little doubt that insurance markets in the West and elsewhere are being severely impacted by climate change-fueled disasters. However, robust, granular data on the phenomenon is hard to come by. That is until a pair of researchers developed a clever methodology to extract detailed, zip code-level data on tens of millions of properties across the country. What they find is steep increases in premiums in disaster-threatened areas, and the promise of even steeper jumps in years to come.