Fall Flights

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

Ask Your Doctor About Climate Change

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

National Parks Threatened by 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

Can Whale Poop Fight 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?

Spiralling Global Temperatures

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