Fall has arrived and in the northern climates it’s time to say goodbye to summer flowers, fresh strawberries, and some of our wildlife friends. Many birds leave Wisconsin each fall for warmer temperatures of the south. The most well known in Wisconsin might be the Sandhill Crane or the many waterfowl that can be found in … More Fall Flights
On September 30th, the Rosetta spacecraft crash landed on comet 67P. This might sound like a bad thing, but it was intentionally done by scientists at the European Space Operations Center after the spacecraft had recorded information about the comet for 2 years. It took 10 years to travel all the way through the solar system … More Satellites in the Sky
The word climate change is often associated with warmer temperatures, intense weather events, and melting glaciers but did you know that it may also affect your health and well-being? Health care professionals warn that warmer temps have dangerous implications for the elderly and those already sick, but may also increase seasonal allergies and asthma risks … More Ask Your Doctor About Climate Change
This year marks a special anniversary for our national parks. One hundred years ago (August 25, 1916) the National Parks Service was created by President Woodrow Wilson to protect and manage our national parks and monuments. Many of our country’s most famous national parks like Yosemite and Yellowstone pre-date the parks service and the bulk of … More National Parks Threatened by Climate Change
Too often the news about climate change is overwhelming and, frankly, a bit terrifying…but, thanks to some researchers at the University of Vermont and the ‘gentle giants of the deep’, we’ve got some amusing, albeit disgusting news to share… Whale poop is believed to fight climate change by providing nutrients that enhance plankton growth and as plankton … More Can Whale Poop Fight Climate Change?
Around the world, 2016 was the warmest spring ever recorded with an average temperature, March through May, across global land and ocean surfaces of 1.91 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average. Not only was this spring the warmest every recorded, May 2016 marked the 13th consecutive month with record warm global temperatures. … More Globally, 2016 Warmest Spring Recorded
Finding it difficult to visualize global temperature change? The spiral above uses data collected since 1850 to represent global temperature change in a visually appealing and straightforward manner. In the animation, you can clearly see that, although annual temperatures fluctuate, the pace and overall warming of global temperature over the past few decades is obvious. … More Spiralling Global Temperatures