Have you ever wished you could understand what animals are trying to tell us? What if I told you that you could? You just need to listen a little closer… During the spring and summer months, our ears welcome the nightly lullabies of leopard frogs, spring peepers and other amphibian friends. It can be hard … More What Are Frogs Trying to Tell Us?
Dr. Melanie Harrison Okoro spent her childhood fishing with her great-grandmother in the waters of Alabama. At the time, she knew she didn’t really enjoy getting up so early to fish. She also knew that one day she was going to have her Doctorate’s Degree. What she didn’t know, however, is that the time spent … More Dr. Melanie Harrison Okoro
Envision a world with a warming climate. What does it look like? Warmer weather all-year-round? Less snow during the winter? Maybe no winter at all? More snow during the winter months probably isn’t the first thing that would come to mind while picturing a warmer climate; however, record-breaking snowstorms have been one of the many … More Why has there been so much snow in the U.S. if the overall climate is warming?
Madison is on track to have the wettest year in recorded history. Even if we don’t get any more rain for the rest of the year, it would still be the sixth wettest year on record. According to a report released on September 5th by Dane County Emergency Management, flood damages in the county had already reached over $154 million. How has climate change played a role in this excessive rainfall, and what can you do to help? … More Flooding in Madison: The New Norm?
It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking of climate change as something that is happening somewhere else and which won’t directly affect us as individuals. We know about the threats to animal species and rising sea levels and change in crop production, but since we are not involved with these sectors, it … More How Climate Change Affects Everyone
Scientists writing a study published in the journal Nature were surprised that levels of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the atmosphere weren’t decreasing at the normal rates. CFCs do a lot of damage to the ozone layer that protects the Earth from UV light from the Sun, so they were banned internationally by the Montreal Protocol—but somehow, … More Study points to CFC production
Nearly everyone dreams of being an astronaut at some point, but for the first 20 years of NASA’s existence, the U.S. only sent men into space. Dr. Sally Ride broke that tradition when she flew on the Challenger space shuttle in 1983. Ride learned about the job opportunity of a lifetime as she was finishing … More Sally Ride