Science http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wheatland Students Recognized For Potentially Lifesaving School Project http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wheatland-students-recognized-potentially-lifesaving-school-project <p>When four 8<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;graders at Wheatland Middle School were asked to put their heads together to solve a real problem in their community, they thought back to the biggest crisis in recent memory—the quarter-mile-wide twister that touched down near their town in 2012. Jacob Stafford, Joey Madsen, Haiden Moody and Christian Moody remember the day the tornado very hit well. And it made an impression them, because it was just miles from their school.</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:19:10 +0000 Aaron Schrank 59475 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wheatland Students Recognized For Potentially Lifesaving School Project Longest Mule Deer Migration Route Documented In Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/longest-mule-deer-migration-route-documented-wyoming <p>Scientists in Wyoming have recently discovered the longest mule deer migration route that’s ever been recorded. The animals travel 150 miles, from the Red Desert to the Hoback Basin. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with Hall Sawyer and Joe Riis, who have been documenting the migration. Sawyer is a research biologist at Western Ecosystems Technology,&nbsp; and Riis is a wildlife photographer. Sawyer says he discovered the migration route kind of by accident.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Willow Belden 57035 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Longest Mule Deer Migration Route Documented In Wyoming Scientists Launch Campaign To Sway Climate Change Debate http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/scientists-launch-campaign-sway-climate-change-debate <p>The country’s largest scientific society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is launching <a href="http://whatweknow.aaas.org/">a public awaren</a><a href="http://whatweknow.aaas.org/">ess campaign</a> about climate change.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:22:59 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 55574 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Scientists Launch Campaign To Sway Climate Change Debate Methane emissions higher than previous estimates http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/methane-emissions-higher-previous-estimates <p>Government estimates of methane emissions from the Rocky Mountain region might be low.<br /><br />Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that’s produced by agriculture, natural gas drilling and coal mining, among other things. Knowing how much of it is being released is important because of its potential effects on climate.<br /> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 21:31:12 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 50603 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Methane emissions higher than previous estimates How Art Inspires Science http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/how-art-inspires-science <p>Ed Belbruno is both an astrophysicist and artist. He discovered a new type of route to the Moon that was spectacularly demonstrated in 1991, rescuing a Japanese spacecraft. He is also a recognized painter, with a recent exhibition at Lincoln Center and a painting in NASA’s executive collection in Washington.&nbsp;Ed is affiliated with Princeton University.</p><p></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 03:24:27 +0000 Emy DiGrappa 50057 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org How Art Inspires Science When it comes to environmental policy, science isn’t always as helpful as lawmakers hope http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/when-it-comes-environmental-policy-science-isn-t-always-helpful-lawmakers-hope <p>Science has long been something we look to for answers. But when it comes to policy making, science can’t always provide the clear solutions lawmakers and the public want. That has to do with how science works and the politics that sometimes infiltrate. Two issues in Wyoming demonstrate uncannily well the shortcomings of science when it comes to decision making in the environmental sphere.</p><p>IRINA ZHOROV: Remember that scene in Ghostbusters, when Bill Murray’s character is pursuing a seemingly irrelevant line of questioning with a laid out woman as a concerned man stands by?</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 21:12:00 +0000 Irina Zhorov 45134 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org When it comes to environmental policy, science isn’t always as helpful as lawmakers hope Experts will gather to create all-encompassing report about Old Faithful geothermal system http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/experts-will-gather-create-all-encompassing-report-about-old-faithful-geothermal-system <p></p><p></p><p>Yellowstone National Park has invited acclaimed geological experts from around the world to discuss Old Faithful’s geothermal system, and file a report on what is – and is <em>not yet</em> – known about it.</p><p></p><p>Park personnel will also speak about the needs of tourists, historic buildings and other infrastructure.</p><p></p><p>Park Geologist Hank Heasler says the goal is to create a report that will help park managers decide what to look at when considering future infrastructure management plans.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 May 2013 23:31:23 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 41503 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Experts will gather to create all-encompassing report about Old Faithful geothermal system UW to host hands-on workshop to inspire women to pursue science http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/uw-host-hands-workshop-inspire-women-pursue-science <p></p><p></p><p>More than 500 girls from across Wyoming will gather at the University of Wyoming Tuesday for the annual Women in Science Conference.</p><p>The Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium hosts the event, during which the middle- and high-school students learn about various applications of science, technology, math and engineering. In past years, students have identified animal skulls, developed computer games, and learned about anatomy in UW’s Human Cadaver Lab. Many of the scientists leading the programs are women.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 22:45:45 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 40720 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org UW to host hands-on workshop to inspire women to pursue science Analysis: Coal is weakening without help from the EPA http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/analysis-coal-weakening-without-help-epa <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Coal is weakening its dominion over the energy market, and according to a presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, new EPA regulations are not to blame.</p><p></p><p>Wyoming lawmakers including Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis have pointed to what they call President Obama’s war on coal as the reason for declining coal production.</p><p></p><p>But David Schlissel of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis -- who led the presentation -- says other factors are responsible.</p><p></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:38:51 +0000 Irina Zhorov 36902 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Analysis: Coal is weakening without help from the EPA