EarthFix http://klcc.org en What Climate Change Could Mean For Your Grape Juice http://klcc.org/post/what-climate-change-could-mean-your-grape-juice <p>When you think of grapes in the Northwest, wine is probably the first thing that comes to mind. But Concord juice grapes actually are Washington’s most widely planted grape. It turns out, juice grapes are more susceptible to warming weather than their wine grape cousins.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:56:01 +0000 Courtney Flatt 16556 at http://klcc.org What Climate Change Could Mean For Your Grape Juice Inside The Box: Part 2 Of The Portable Classrooms Investigation http://klcc.org/post/inside-box-part-2-portable-classrooms-investigation <p></p><p>Students around the Northwest go to school every day in portable classrooms. These classrooms are an affordable solution to budget-strapped districts that need more space.<br /><br />But they can be bad for student health and performance. That’s why some districts are moving away from portable classrooms. One district in Spokane has found a solution.</p><p>Courtney Flatt brings us part 2 of our special series "Inside the Box".</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:16:59 +0000 Courtney Flatt & Ashley Ahearn 15084 at http://klcc.org Inside The Box: Part 2 Of The Portable Classrooms Investigation Symptoms of Climate Change' Part III: Cities Face Higher Health Risks In Heat Islands http://klcc.org/post/symptoms-climate-change-part-iii-cities-face-higher-health-risks-heat-islands <p>Climate change models are predicting hotter summers in the Northwest. And experts say the health risks from that heat are higher in places known as urban heat islands. In the third installment of our series, ‘<a href="http://earthfix.info/communities/article/hotter-summers-mean-more-health-risks-in-urban-hea/">Symptoms of Climate Change</a>,’ EarthFix reporter Cassandra Profita explains how dark pavement and rooftops in these city neighborhoods make hot weather more hazardous to human health.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:53:58 +0000 Cassandra Profita 1286 at http://klcc.org Symptoms of Climate Change' Part III: Cities Face Higher Health Risks In Heat Islands Symptoms Of Climate Change Part II - Toxic Algae And Warming Waters: The Climate Connection http://klcc.org/post/symptoms-climate-change-part-ii-toxic-algae-and-warming-waters-climate-connection <p></p><p>Every year, during the warmer months, blooms of algae dot Northwestern waters.<br />Some of that algae can release toxins, which poison shellfish and the people who might eat those shellfish. In recent years, toxic algal blooms have been more potent and lasted longer. That has scientists trying to understand how our warming climate could be contributing to the problem.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 13:52:32 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 1222 at http://klcc.org Symptoms Of Climate Change Part II - Toxic Algae And Warming Waters: The Climate Connection Symptoms Of Climate Change Part I: How Farmworkers Experience A Warming Climate http://klcc.org/post/symptoms-climate-change-part-i-how-farmworkers-experience-warming-climate <p>If you work outdoors in the summertime, you’d better learn to take the heat. That’s true for people who repair roads, landscape yards, or build houses. Too much exertion and not enough shade or water, and you could get sick. In the first installment of our series, ‘<a href="http://earthfix.opb.org/communities/article/how-migrant-workers-experience-a-warming-climate/">Symptoms of Climate Change</a>,’ EarthFix reporter Courtney Flatt finds out how the increasingly hot sun is affecting people who make their living by harvesting our crops.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:41:26 +0000 Courtney Flatt 1186 at http://klcc.org Symptoms Of Climate Change Part I: How Farmworkers Experience A Warming Climate