Climate Changing Business (No. 1601)

First Aired Thursday, October 24, 2013

Montana's climate is changing and businesses have to adjust.

Montana Journal

Climate Changing Business (No.1601)

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Rating: NR

Montana's climate is changing and businesses have to adjust.

Montana's climate is changing and businesses have to adjust. This program explores the positive and negative impacts on everything from fishing guides to firefighters to farmers. How are businesses across the state coping with the changes?

How will Montana’s changing climate impact businesses across the state? The latest episode of Montana Journal digs into that question with “Climate Changing Business” on MontanaPBS.

UM School of Journalism students crossed the state to see how rising temperatures might affect a family-run Miles City vineyard and how those same warming temperatures influence a Big Timber farmer growing corn seeds. They meet a Bozeman entrepreneur who found a creative use for beetle-killed pine trees and follow Missoula fishing guides who have adjusted their business model to the changing conditions. They also profile a Bozeman construction company and how their green building practices work with the climate.

This episode of Montana Journal is part of Climate Week, a Montana Public Media series beginning October 20th. The series features special programming from Montana Public Radio and MontanaPBS, with contributions from UM School of Journalism students.

UM School of Journalism seniors Anna Cole and Keith McGlothlin finish the final post-production editing.
Credit: UM School of Journalism