Tag Archives: J.E. Weaver

The Bench Strength of Prairies in the Face of Climate Change

In case you hadn’t noticed, the climate is changing.  Things are getting weird, and they’re going to get weirder.  Here in central North America, we’re expecting more and more intense storm events and drought periods in the coming decades.  Scientists are … Continue reading

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Happy New (Dry) Year – 2013

Happy New Year!  It sure is nice to start 2013 with some moisture on the ground.  Let’s hope we get some more… Ecologically speaking, the biggest local story in 2012 was the dry weather.  In fact, our nearest “large” city, Grand Island, Nebraska had … Continue reading

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The Great Drought (Again)

A warm and dry winter, followed by a hot dry spring and summer…  Temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit for weeks at a time…  Wildflowers blooming two to three weeks earlier than normal, and often for much shorter periods than typical…  … Continue reading

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