Madison’s lakes and beaches were closed recently due to a massive algal bloom present in the waters. The algae is toxic to many species, including humans, fish and other aquatic species. Lincoln Tice follows up our investigation into Madison’s lakes with a UW-Madison limnology professor, Jake Vander Zanden, to discuss the biological factors that are […]
Madison’s lakes and beaches were closed last week due to toxic algal blooms present in the lake. PNM’s Kai Brito speaks to the director of the UW-Madison Center for Limnology, Steve Carpenter, who says these blooms were one of the worst Madison has ever seen.
Producer Will Cushman talks with Steve Powers, one of the authors of a new study published in the journal Ecology Letters about life under winter ice in many of the world’s freshwater lake ecosystems. Powers is a postdoctoral researcher at Washington State University. He received his PhD in limnology and marine science from UW-Madison. They […]
Harvey Bootsma, a limnologist with the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, spoke with 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing about the explosion of invasive species in the Mississippi watershed and the Great Lakes.
One of the greatest challenges posed to climate researchers and environmental advocates is how to communicate the effect humans have on the land in a way that hits home. An interdisciplinary group of scientists, artists, and writers have approached the task with their own brand of hyperlocal, speculative storytelling. Yahara 2070, an initiative from the […]
On Monday, July 9th, Brenda Konkel talked with Dane County Board Chair Scott McDonell about the problems facing our many lakes. Measures were already taken last summer to help clean lake Wingra, and Scott McDonnell believes we, as a county, can revive the beauty of all of our lakes if we make them a priority. […]