April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. But those showers can also bring torrential flooding and millions of dollars in property damage. Yesterday, Dane County unveiled a new, $650,000 dredge that will help remove sediment from the Yahara chain of lakes. The purchase is just a small piece of a larger, years-long […]
Madison’s engineering division is drafting revisions to a city ordinance to help combat flooding. The changes would require better storm water practices for both development and redevelopment projects. The city’s proposed changes are aimed at avoiding the historic flooding experienced by the east and west sides of Madison in summer 2018, when elevated lake levels […]
Dane County officials are putting slow-no-wake restrictions for boats on Lakes Mendota, Monona, Waubesa, and Kegonsa until further notice. A spokesperson for the office says those restrictions will be in effect for the next several weeks. According to a statement released today by Dane County officials, the county has received 40 inches of rain so […]
What does it take for nerds to have fun? For the Perpetual Notion Machine nerds, that means finding some noteworthy science news and discussing it. This week, PNM nerds Kelly Schwartz, Josh Mitchell, and newcomer Joe Skarlupka ask each other pertinent multiple choice quizzes on a few of them. Such as, a clinical trial on […]
Tonight, the Perpetual Notion Machine again looks into climate change. This time, how the impacts of climate change will/have effected agriculture and farming, and what, if anything, can farmers do in terms of current farming practices to adapt to the new realities of climate change. It seems that agriculture will need to develop new and […]
What’s happening in local governance? For today’s episode, guest host Ron Luskin gets the updates from Alder Mike Verveer of the City of Madison Common Council. They cover a lot of ground, including the council’s recent meeting, Judge Doyle Square, liquor licenses on State Street, last year’s flooding events, and more.