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The Sweet Tooth And Unique Scent Of Odorous House Ants
June 20, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.
The easiest way to identify odorous house ants isn't by sight, but by smell.
Series: The Yahara Watershed
Series: Phosphorus In Wisconsin's Land And Water
The Health Of Wisconsin's Lakes And What Throws Them Out Of Balance
June 18, 2019 | 7 a.m.
Wisconsin is home to an awful lot of lakes. What defines a healthy lake?
When And Where Black Flies Are Out For Blood In Wisconsin
June 12, 2019 | 11:45 a.m.
Black flies — also called "buffalo gnats" due to their humpbacked appearance — are deceptive creatures for their small size.
Diverging Values Heighten Contention Over Fish And Wildlife Management
June 11, 2019 | 1:30 p.m.
Another day, another debate on wildlife management.
Series: Extreme Precipitation And Wisconsin's Climate
The 'New Normal' Of Erratic Water Levels On The Great Lakes
University of Michigan
Richard B. Rood
University of Michigan
June 6, 2019 | 1:25 p.m.
As recently as 2013, water levels on most of the Great Lakes were very low. But since 2014 the issue has been too much water, not too little.
Where In Wisconsin Do Hardiness Zone Shifts Reflect A Changing Climate?
May 31, 2019 | 12:25 p.m.
In a world with a changing climate, just how accurate are hardiness zone maps, and how do their makers continue to ensure these tools are as useful as possible?
Series: Tick-Borne Diseases In Wisconsin
Series: Civic Science In Wisconsin
Encountering Backyard Bloodsuckers? The Tick App Tracks That
May 29, 2019 | 4:40 p.m.
With peak tick season imminent in the upper Midwest, researchers are hopeful more people will download and use a free smartphone app that helps track and identify the tiny arachnids.
Series: Drinking Water Quality
Policymakers Turn Attention To Improving Drinking Water Quality
Wisconsin Public Television
May 24, 2019 | 7 p.m.
The quality of drinking water resources is increasingly an area of focus among Wisconsin's political leaders. Their efforts, in turn, are generating significant interest around the state.
Series: The Science Of Brain Health
Alcohol's Enduring Appeal Is A Matter Of Brain Chemistry And Genetics
May 23, 2019 | 4:45 p.m.
Wisconsin's affinity for alcohol — and the drug's complicated cultural impact on the state — can in many ways be explained by a few straightforward biochemical processes.
Where Are Binge And Heavy Drinking Most Common Around Wisconsin?
UW Applied Population Lab
May 21, 2019 | Noon
Wisconsin's alcohol use is among the highest in the nation, particularly for binge drinking, but levels of drinking are not uniform across the state.
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