climate change http://knau.org en Brain Food: Understanding the Land’s Role in a Changing Climate http://knau.org/post/brain-food-understanding-land-s-role-changing-climate <p>Much of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere from human activities — like burning fossil fuel — is taken up as plant food. Northern Arizona University’s Debbie Huntzinger, a researcher of climate change models, says the land’s surface is currently storing more of the greenhouse gas than it’s giving off.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Stevens 49942 at http://knau.org Brain Food: Understanding the Land’s Role in a Changing Climate Brain Food: The One Gene Difference http://knau.org/post/brain-food-one-gene-difference <p>Some scientists predict the Southwest will continue on its warming trend. NAU biology professor Tom Whitham says the rise in temperatures is happening so fast - 3 degrees in the last 60 years - that many plants are not able to adapt and survive.</p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:09:00 +0000 Bonnie Stevens 39693 at http://knau.org Brain Food: The One Gene Difference Flagstaff Recognized for Preparing for Climate Change http://knau.org/post/flagstaff-recognized-preparing-climate-change <p>The National League of Cities has chosen to recognize Flagstaff for its achievements in climate and weather preparedness.&nbsp; The city is the first in the country to adopt a climate event policy for all municipal operations. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:26:42 +0000 Gillian Ferris 24074 at http://knau.org Flagstaff Recognized for Preparing for Climate Change Forecast For Phoenix: Hotter And Hotter http://knau.org/post/forecast-phoenix-hotter-and-hotter <p>A place with one of the harshest climates in the Southwest &ndash;- Phoenix -- records more days over 100 degrees than any other major city in the country. But climate models predict <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_metropolitan_area"><u><font color="#0066cc">metro Phoenix</font></u></a>, with its population of four million, will get hotter.</p><p>Here in John Larsala&rsquo;s driveway, the view is bleak.</p><p>&ldquo;You see our tree is dead,&rdquo; Larsala said. &ldquo;All these trees are dying because I can&rsquo;t put water on it.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:29:29 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 18585 at http://knau.org Forecast For Phoenix: Hotter And Hotter Earth Notes: Flagstaff Plans for a Changing Climate http://knau.org/post/earth-notes-flagstaff-plans-changing-climate <p>Sitting high and mainly dry, residents of the Colorado Plateau don&rsquo;t have to worry about rising sea levels as the Earth&rsquo;s climate warms. But in recent years parts of the plateau have experienced record warming and low moisture, damaging winter storms, and severe wildfires and flooding.</p><p>Whether these are short-term weather events, or signs of a longer-term change in climate, remains to be seen. But some in the region are already adapting to what they fear could be even greater impacts caused by an altered climate.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rose Houk 15524 at http://knau.org Experts: Drought, Climate Change Make Mega Fires Inevitable http://knau.org/post/experts-drought-climate-change-make-mega-fires-inevitable <p>Several large <a href="http://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/fireInfo_statistics.html"><u><font color="#0066cc">wildfires</font></u></a> continue to burn in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. Severe drought led to an aggressive start to this year&rsquo;s fire season.</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 16:00:36 +0000 14109 at http://knau.org Experts: Drought, Climate Change Make Mega Fires Inevitable