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 […]
A struggle between local activists and a multinational corporation that could have long-lasting repercussions for the very heart of the Upper Midwest.
A hotly contested permit for the expansion of an oil pipeline through Dane County faces more criticism over its lack of an insurance mandate for spill clean-ups. Peter Anderson of the Madison chapter of environmental group 350.org joined the program to share why he believes increasing the capacity of Line 61 should concern his fellow […]
Monday Buzz producer and engineer Harry Gilbert recently spoke with Dewey-Hagborg about her work and the societal, bioethical, and policy concerns it brings up.
When Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced the ten-year, $100 million Breakthrough Listen initiative, some referred to it as the largest and most comprehensive step towards discovering extraterrestrial intelligence in human history. The unprecedented level of funding will give scientists thousands of hours of use on two major radio telescopes, which were previously devoted to the […]
Not too long ago, a governmental health agency in the United Kingdom updated its childbirth guidelines for healthy women with low-risk pregnancies. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence concluded that these women are safer having their babies at home or under the care of a midwife than at a hospital. The crux of […]