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University of Wisconsin-Madison political scientist Katherine Cramer wrote "The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker," explained how this resentment represents how one's place-based identities influence their understanding of politics.
Sharon Long
Waterborne pathogens can cycle between the environment and their human and animal hosts, causing illness in people and spreading disease between households. To determine how fecal matter contaminates groundwater, scientists use indicators that specify the source, identifying it as human or animal waste.
Waukesha is in the process of gaining approval to divert Great Lakes water to the county. It would mark the first time an area outside the Great Lakes basin has been approved to use Lake Michigan water.
Kenneth Bradbury
Leaky sewer pipes might be the source of viruses found in drinking water that Wisconsin municipalities draw from bedrock aquifers 800 feet below ground..
A new system in Wisconsin requires hunters register their deer kills via electronic registration, as opposed to registering in person at a station. The 2015 season marks the first time such a requirement has been implemented in the state.
Mousa Aldashash and his family came to Middleton after escaping violence in Syria.
Lutheran Social Services is preparing for the possibility of refugees from Syria resettling in Wisconsin.
Stacy Taeuber started the Immigrant Justice Clinic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. The clinic has served over 100 individuals from at least 20 nations in deportation proceedings since its inception.
ENSO sea level comparison, 1997 and 2015
The El Niño of 1997-98 was historic, but no two ENSO events are alike, nor are their weather effects in any given location, thanks to differences in how Pacific Ocean waters warm.
ENSO cycle map
The weather phenomenon most commonly called El Niño is one part in a cycle of irregularly changing trade winds and sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.