There are many internationally recognized human rights: civil and political rights like the right to vote, social rights like the right to stay alive and access food and water. There are also group and individual rights, like the right to a clean and healthy environment. It’s that last one that we’re going to look at […]
We depend on trees to provide us with oxygen and to soak up the carbon dioxide we produce. So what will happen if trees struggle to stay healthy on our warming planet? Helena White speaks with Dr. Rick Lindroth in the next installment of the climate crisis series Wisconsin Getting Hotter.
In anticipation of Thanksgiving, Public Health Madison and Dane County announced today a new public health order. The order restricts outdoor mass gatherings down to 10 people maximum, and prohibits all indoor mass gatherings, including multi-household gatherings for Thanksgiving. Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway acknowledged the difficult sacrifice she was asking of residents, but underlined its necessity. […]
The global ice sheets are melting and we are seeing the impacts of sea level rise in coastal communities. UW-Madison professor, Dr. Andrea Dutton, uses ancient history to study current sea level rise. She won the MacArthur Award in 2019 for her innovative contributions to research in this area. Helena White spoke with her via […]
Marquette University in Milwaukee has announced that they want to cut between 225-450 faculty and staff. The University claims that decreased enrollment due to the COVID-19 pandemic has put them in a tough financial situation, with projections of a $25 million budget deficit. However, the Marquette Academic Workers Union, the union of graduate workers and […]
You may have heard about the protests organized in London by Extinction Rebellion in April 2019. The group was disrupting life in the city in order to draw attention to the climate crisis. Extinction Rebellion has its own chapter in Madison and Helena White sat down with two members to learn more about the organization.