City centers typically are hotter than suburbs, which in turn tend to be hotter than rural areas, controlling for other factors. The more developed and densely populated an area, the more buildings, asphalt and other solid surfaces amplify and absorb the heat of the sun, usually with fewer plants to help cool things down.
A warming climate is transforming the base of the food web in the Great Lakes, according to a new study published recently in the scientific journal Limnology and Oceanography .
In northern Wisconsin, water resources are quite apparent. Lakes dot the landscape, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Abundant streams and springs provide habitat for groundwater-dependent species.
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are working to produce flu vaccines in a different way. They're experimenting with growing the flu virus in cells derived from canines and monkeys instead of eggs.
The civil unrest that played out this summer in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood was not just a reaction to an officer-involved shooting – it was a primal scream from a community that desperately seeks the restoration of economic opportunity.
As the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources plans a major reorganization that proposes giving large livestock operations more leeway to write their own permit applications, at least one long-term trend will continue: the agency's work is growing more complex while its staff and budget are shrinking.
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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced a reorganization at the agency that would change how environmental permits are handled. Secretary Cathy Stepp discusses these changes and why they're being implemented.
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As the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources pursues a reorganization of its permitting process, former agency secretary and Wisconsin Wildlife Federation executive director George Meyer discusses his concerns about how these changes will affect environmental oversight.
The Wood County town of Saratoga has passed a new ordinance to protect groundwater from manure spreading in its fight to keep a concentrated animal feeding operation from locating there.
This fall is one of the warmest on record across Wisconsin.