Articles by University Place

Wisconsin is home to an awful lot of lakes. What defines a healthy lake?
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.
Whether a meadow of flowering bulbs or a mix of grasses and herbaceous perennials, more varied green spaces provide aesthetic value and habitat for diverse animal communities.
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Humankind never fails to succeed in producing trash. And this propensity toward pollution is extending beyond Earth's confines.
There are other trail camera networks around the U.S., but Snapshot Wisconsin is a unique undertaking.
Across the United States, increasing numbers of parents are refusing some or all vaccines on behalf of their children. This practice of vaccine refusal is commonplace enough that it is causing upward trends in preventable childhood infectious diseases.
The 1918 influenza pandemic prompted intense interest in the disease, including in Wisconsin, placing scientists in the state at the vanguard of flu research over the ensuing century.
The story of opioids in the 21st century is one fraught with urgency, pain and heartbreak.
In places where the common grape vine recoils from the cold, old and new hybrid varieties are supporting a growing commitment to viticulture in the Midwest.
Dotted across Wisconsin's landscape, Native American casinos are a relatively recent addition to the state's economic and social fabric.