Environment

Environment
2:14 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Dr. John Turner on Alternative Energy

Charles Michael Ray interviews Dr. John Turner. Turner a research fellow at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. His research is primarily concerned with enabling technologies for the implementation of hydrogen systems into a sustainable energy infrastructure. This includes direct conversion systems (photoelectrolysis) for hydrogen production from sunlight and water, materials for advanced fuel cell membranes, and corrosion protection for fuel cell metal bipolar plates.

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Environment
2:26 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Gardening with Julie Hoffman

Julie Hoffman of East River Nursery joins Dakota Midday's semi-regular gardening segment for tips on getting lawns and gardens ready for winter.

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Environment
11:22 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Union County Reacts To Hyperion Uncertainty

A neighborhood in Union County in the vicinity of the proposed Hyperion Oil Refinery.

The future of the Hyperion oil refinery proposed for Southeastern South Dakota is now up in the air.  The Texas based company did not extend its option to buy or acquire land in Union County on the site of the proposed refinery. 

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Environment
3:00 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Gardening Tips with Norm Evers

Norm Evers of Norm's Greenhouse and Nursery talks on how people can get their yards and gardens ready for the fall and winter. Norm also answered questions from listeners around the state.

Environment
2:51 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Precipitation Outlook

South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey talks about the state's drought. The state of South Dakota is facing one of its worst droughts in recorded history. With three-fourths of the state experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional drought, rain is needed to improve conditions. But Todey says the outlook for precipitation for the rest of the year is grim.

Environment
8:08 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Mines Medal Awarded to Dr. Diana Wall

Dr Diana Wall.

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is about to award it’s 2012 “Mines Medal.”  This year’s award goes to an expert on soil ecology and the impacts of climate change.

Dr. Diana Wall is the director of the Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability.  Her research includes a look at tiny bugs that live in soil everywhere from Africa to Antarctica.  Her work highlights the importance of soil sustainability against the backdrop of climate change and other challenges.

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Environment
6:41 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Drought Helps Pine Beetles Hide

A worker thinning for Mountain Pine Beetles near Mt Rushmore

A leading tree expert says the drought is making the Mountain Pine Beetles harder to find and kill. 

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray reports that if you’re trying to find beetle infested trees this year, you have to look closely.

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Environment
12:27 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Red Flag Warning for much of South Dakota

All but a few West River counties are under a Red Flag Warning for Extreme Fire Danger today/Wednesday.  Mike Connelly with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says conditions have changed somewhat, but the weather remains dry.

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