The federal Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to set new limits on greenhouse gas emissions. Governor Brownback says the state should be allowed to decide how it wants to meet the stricter standards.
The Freaks, Geeks, Oddballs, and Fools will be back in full force as the Busker Festival returns to downtown Lawrence, KS for it’s 8th year. This year the producers have moved it to the more weather friendly dates of May 28 thru 31st. The new dates allow the Busker Festival to partner with the funky art car parade Art Tougeau and the monthly Final Friday art event. It promises to be a bigger event with more stages and no oppressive August heat.
Lawrence Busker Festival showcases over 20 jaw-dropping acts on the downtown streets of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Buskers, incredible street performers, will do their best to shock and awe in almost every nook and cranny of downtown Lawrence. Sword Swallowers, Flaming Jugglers, Acrobatic Dancers, and Fire Eaters have blown audiences away in the past, and this year looks to be no different. This year’s artist line up includes a lot of new acts coming for the first time to Lawrence. While these acts have performed all over the world as buskers it is their first time in the middle of America.
PECAN: Plains Elevated Convection At Night study begins June 1st 2015 and runs through June 15.
On June 1st, over 100 researchers from across the country will be converging on the Great Plains to chase and study huge severe thunderstorm complexes, called Mesoscale Convective Systems, which cause floods, damaging winds and hail after dark!
On Saturday, May 30, 2015 the Hays, Kansas Regional Airport will host an open house for the community and media to learn more about PECAN.
The open house starts at 2:00 PM with a short overview of PECAN, a tour of dozens of storm-intercepting vehicles/instruments, including the University of Wyoming's King Aircraft and mobile radars. Participate in a weather balloon launching!
PECAN scientists and student crews will answer your questions (or just chat about the science behind nighttime thunderstorms!) Community groups, schools, individuals, families, kids of all ages, and media are welcome! PECAN info can be found at: http://www.pecan15.org.
Open House for the PECAN Research Project!
Hays Regional Airport
2:00 PM: Introduction to PECAN
2:30 - 5:00PM: Instrument Tours, Demos
3:00 and 4:00PM: Weather Balloon Launches
* All are welcome to visit the fleet of mobile laboratories to learn more about the project!
* Get in the mobile radars and explore the research aircraft to gain a researcher’s perspective of the instrumentation
* Talk about nighttime storms with researchers from national laboratories and universities