Geologists at the University of Wisconsin have discovered what may prove to be the Rosetta Stone of earthquake studies. UW-Madison postdoctoral student Randy Williams and his advisor, Laurel Goodwin, have used veins of calcite in rocks from New Mexico to produce a record of historic earthquakes stretching back 400,000 years. Randy Williams and Laurel Williams […]
Producer Will Cushman speaks with geophysicist James Hickey, of the Camborne School of Mines in the UK. Hickey is a co-author of a study published in the journal Scientific Reports in September on Sakurajima volcano in Japan. The study uses groundbreaking methods to model the dangerous volcano’s magma chamber and forecasts that Sakurajima could produce […]
Join us for a chat with wife-and-husband science writing duo Alex Witze and Jeff Kanipe, of Boulder, CO. Witze is a correspondent for the journal Nature and Kanipe is working on a series of books for astronomy enthusiasts called Annals of the Deep Sky. Last year, they published Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of […]
Dustin Zarnikow talks about pollution issues inherent in mining for taconite in Wisconsin’s Penokee Range with Environmental Specialist for the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Department of Natural Resources Cyrus Hester, Lawrence University Geologist Marcia Bjornerud, and Lakeland College Geologist Tom Fitz.
Thomas Evans of the Wisconsin Geologic and Natural History Survey gives us a scientific perspective as to what an open pit mine means for Wisconsin.