“Climate change is water change, and the sooner we recognize that, the better off we’ll be.” For today’s show, we look at the impacts of climate change on water from two different angles. First up, Eric Kuhn, former General Manager of the Colorado River District, talks about this year’s unprecedented megadrought in the western U.S. […]
Disastrous flooding in Germany. Record-breaking heat waves in the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Wildfires and megadrought in the western United States. The climate crisis is manifesting itself all around us—and it appears to be escalating rapidly. For today’s show, Friday host Esty Dinur takes an inside look into some of the most recent climate updates […]
Water is an essential part of life, but it’s especially present here in Madison and Dane County, where we’re surrounded by lakes and farms. For today’s episode, Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd focuses on local water updates. First up, we review Madison Water Utility’s latest annual drinking water quality report with civil engineer Kelly Miess. “We […]
The western United States and Canada are in the midst of an unprecedented heat wave, with Portland, Oregon reaching a record-breaking high of 112 degrees Fahrenheit just yesterday. The intense heat combined with drought are creating dangerous wildfire conditions. “We’ve gone from fire seasons to fire years,” says Carrie Bilbao, public affairs specialist at BLM […]
Southern Wisconsin is pushing through an unseasonably dry summer. While the arid, hot days may be uncomfortable for those of us in Madison, it could spell financial trouble for the region’s farmers. For more, our producer Jonah Chester spoke with Christopher Kucharick, professor of Agronomy at UW-Madison. (PHOTO: Jesse Gardner / Unsplash)
The American West is drying up, with 73 million people living in drought conditions. Brian Fuchs of the National Drought Mitigation Center joined the Monday Buzz with the thirsty details.