Every few weeks or so, the Monday Eight O’Clock Buzz checks in with our far-flung correspondents, scattered hither and yon around the globe. This time around, Brian Standing checked in with Barbara With, our correspondent from the northernmost reach of Wisconsin, out there in Lake Superior on Madeline Island. Barbara talked about the fight for environmental […]
Although UW-Madison’s MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) program is only a couple years old, it’s already attracted thousands of learners of all ages and backgrounds from around the globe. This year, they’ve chosen to purposefully narrow the thematic scope of their offerings in hopes of getting people to truly engage with the course material. The […]
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 […]
Jonah Hermann, Communications Director of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, is interviewed by Jan Miyasaki regarding the goals and activities of that group. Their charge is to monitor upcoming legislation which may impact the environment and connect with environmentally-minded citizens. Their “Action Alerts” shed light on such activities as Frac sand mining, groundwater depletion, […]
A struggle between local activists and a multinational corporation that could have long-lasting repercussions for the very heart of the Upper Midwest.
At the International Islamic Climate Change Symposium in Istanbul, a convention of major figures in the Muslim world issued a declaration specifying the role that followers of Islam should play in the global effort to combat climate change.