Today we’re going to be talking about the ecology of forest fires. The southeastern United States has been in a prolonged drought. Plants, whether farm crops or forest trees, are dry, dry, dry. In November, forest fires in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee left fourteen people dead. Fourteen thousand people were evacuated from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, […]
Brian Standing interviews Galen McKinley, recently named a Bryson Fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Nelson Institute Center for Climactic Research, about recent announcements from senior advisors to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that NASA’s Earth Sciences Division will be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space. Galen McKinley is one of the […]
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 […]
This Week On Mel & Floyd: The Great Denial and Smartypants’ post-election nightmares, 76 crestfallen policy experts to Trump: “Please don’t F up the Iran Deal”, Corporate America to Trump: “Please don’t F up the Paris Agreement”, Ivanka Trump Hawking Bracelets plus more tasty tidbits from the New/Old World Order!
Host Will Cushman speaks with Lauren Morello, U.S. news editor for Nature, about the 2016 election and how the results might affect science policy going forward on both the Federal level and in individual states and municipalities.
Today Patty is joined by Kermit Hovey and Spencer Schumacher to discuss elections, climate change, and Middleton Climate Referendum. The Middleton Climate referendum is the first of its kind in the nation. The questions on the ballot include: 1), Should the city of Middleton reduce the risks of global warming through its policy decisions and actions? And 2), should the city of Middleton endorse […]