It’s been a year since Zebra Mussels, those small striped bivalve killers from Southern Russia and Ukraine, first showed up in Madison’s Lake Mendota. In other lakes where they’re isolated from natural predators, including Lake Michigan, zebra mussels have exploded in abundance, driving out native species and even clogging sewer pipes. So, now that these […]
Today Patty Peltekos talks with Larry Lynch, a hydrogeologist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to discuss water quantity issues in the state. Wisconsin is facing questions about water use. The high-capacity wells used by the concentrated animal feedlot operations (CAFOs), potato and vegetable growers, and frac-sand mines, among others, are pumping out plenty […]
Host Jonathan Zarov interviews guests Jim Dickey of Badger Naturist and Friends of Mazo Beach along with film director Nicholas R. Wootton whose film about the annual World Naked Bike Ride, Real Lives plays at the Barrymore Theatre on April 16. The topic of today’s Moring Buzz discussion is the Mazomanie Beach closure by the Wisconsin DNR. […]
Stream ecologist Mike Miller will talk to us about “phenology” — or the study of what’s happening now, out there, in the environment.
On Wednesday, May 15th host Tim Hansel talked with Wisconsin DNR representative Kelly Kearns about invasive species across the state. Everyone knows invasive species are bad – but why? What’s their history? How do you identify them and what can you do about it if you see one?