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Climate Videos

Climate change and insects with Kacie Athey

On this week’s Good Growing Podcast, we chat with assistant professor and faculty Extension specialist Kacie Athey about climate change and insects. We discuss what impacts our changing climate may have on insects, like will we see range expansions, more generations, more plant damage, phenology...

Cover Crops and Gardens

There is a lot of talk about the use of cover crops in agricultural settings. What about in gardens? Duane Friend discusses cover crop use in gardens, its benefits, and field demonstrations of its potential.

Weather: Derecho

A rare but destructive wind can move over much of the United States during certain times. Watch this video to find out what a Derecho is.

Weather: Temperature Inversions

Temperature near Earth’s surface usually decreases the higher you go from the surface, but not always. Learn why there are times when temperature gets warmer at higher elevations.

Weather: Rain Shadow

The rain shadow effect is the reason why areas on opposite sides of a mountain can have drastically different climates.

Weather: Visible Spectrum of Light

Humans see just a small fraction of all the energy the sun produces. Watch this video to learn about how energy travels in waves and how the size of those waves are visible and invisible, and what actually is received on Earth.

Weather: El Nino and La Nina

El Nino and La Nina are part of a huge natural  change in air pressure, ocean temperatures and winds in the Equatorial Pacific. Find out how these changes affect weather in the United States.