Blog: Science Helped Me Learn to Love Middle Schoolers

08 November 2014
Published in Science and Society

A graduate student gains a new appreciation for middle schoolers when she finds they can be just as passionate about pikas, and the threats to their livlihood, as she is.

The West's Pika Plight Captivates Middle Schoolers' Scientific Minds

11 November 2013
Published in Education

Seventh graders gather data to document the plight of a small mammal that could be on the brink of becoming endangered, and interpret the experience through presentations, models, video, art, and poems.

Weathering Change: Global Warming or Global Weirding?

18 March 2013
Published in Environment

(Audio) Over the next century, local microclimates within Utah will change in unexpected ways. Groups in Moab have different ways of dealing with this unknown.

Weathering Change: Adapting to Earlier Snowmelt

11 March 2013
Published in Science and Society

Climate models project an earlier snowmelt along the Wasatch Front, causing problems for places like Salt Lake City, which depends heavily on snowpack for water.

Weathering Change: Mitigation, Adaptation, and Suffering

28 February 2013
Published in Environment

(Audio) Researcher Lonnie Thompson says a changing environment will be a part of our future. Now how do we deal with it?

Weathering Change: Glaciers Melt, Water Rises

25 February 2013
Published in Environment

(Audio) Sea level has risen and fallen throughout history but is only problematic now that hundreds of millions live at sea level, says researcher Lonnie Thompson.

High Tech Snowmaking Fills in for Mother Nature

04 February 2013
Published in Technology

Labor-intensive and high tech, snowmaking is often a resort’s biggest expense. But it remains essential in the age of climate change.

The Effect of Climate Change on Winter Sports--KCPW CityViews

13 December 2012
Published in Environment

Will a warming climate devastate the bottom line of the nation's ski industry?