Climate Change and the Future of Bison

Nature Conservancy - Science

The same animal at the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma weighed 1,300 lbs. To understand how hotter climates are likely to affect bison, researcher Joe Craine recently led a study that synthesized weights of bison from Nature Conservancy herds as well as a number of other federal, state and private herds. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. Joe Craine is a research assistant professor at Kansas State University.

10 Top National Wildlife Refuges To Explore

Nature Conservancy - Science

Wichita Mountains was one of the first refuges set up to protect large mammals like bison. Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge , Oklahoma. The Wichita Mountains are scenic and offer great hiking , and as with many refuges, there are excellent naturalist-led walks to learn more about the plants, geology and birds. A greater yellowlegs at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Photo: © Dave Spier. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

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BP Announces Major Wind Farm In Kansas

Eco Friendly Daily

The wind farm will be spread across 66,000 acres southwest of Wichita. As the United States government is attempting to reduce costs, renewable energy has been a target by many in power. Recently, governmental incentives in the form of a loan program expired and may cause a reduction in new projects. However, this does not mean that growth in the renewable field is not ongoing in the country. Projects in the wind and solar sector are especially popular as of late.

Keeping your (garden) tools clean & sharp

Green (Living) Review

India, Wichita, and carborundum stones all are best used with water only and I vouch for that for sharpening knives and other cutting tools was once my bread and butter. by Michael Smith (Veshengro With the gardening season now in full swing it is important to remember that you must keep your tools clean and sharp in order to be efficient in your tasks. Also, it is good practice to clean any cutting tool between dealing with different plants as to not to spread diseases.

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2011: A Year of Weather Extremes, with More to Come

Green Blog

Wichita Falls, Texas, experienced 100 days over 100 degrees Fahrenheit — far more than the previous record of 79 days set in 1980. The global average temperature in 2011 was 14.52 degrees Celsius (58.14 degrees Fahrenheit). According to NASA scientists, this was the ninth warmest year in 132 years of recordkeeping, despite the cooling influence of the La Niña atmospheric and oceanic circulation pattern and relatively low solar irradiance.

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CMD Special Report: New Documents Confirm Koch Was on ALEC.

PR Watch

Kim is the Associate General Counsel for "Political Law" at Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, (KCPS) which employs over three dozen attorneys in Wichita, Washington, D.C., Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari. Brendan Fischer. Rebekah Wilce. Harriet Rowan. Contributing Writers Beau Hodai. Jill Richardson. Wendell Potter. Will Dooling. Take Action. Latest News.

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