The Laurentian Great Lakes are home not only to the earth’s largest area of freshwater, and a diverse and complex ecosystem, but also to North America’s largest agglomeration of urban population. Small wonder, then that the lakes face a bewildering array of challenges: from phosphorus pollution, to invasive species, to habitat loss, to volatile water […]
Madison’s lakes and beaches were closed recently due to a massive algal bloom present in the waters. The algae is toxic to many species, including humans, fish and other aquatic species. Lincoln Tice follows up our investigation into Madison’s lakes with a UW-Madison limnology professor, Jake Vander Zanden, to discuss the biological factors that are […]
Madison’s lakes and beaches were closed last week due to toxic algal blooms present in the lake. PNM’s Kai Brito speaks to the director of the UW-Madison Center for Limnology, Steve Carpenter, who says these blooms were one of the worst Madison has ever seen.