Anne Moser, the senior special librarian for the Wisconsin Water Library, asked some of our Sea Grant staff members recently what the biggest challenges are facing the Great Lakes today. We are featuring their answers in a series of blog posts over the next month. One of the people she asked is David Hart, assistant Read more about Exploring Challenges Facing the Great Lakes: David Hart’s View[…]
By Brianna Taggart, University of Minnesota Duluth On May 9, the River Talks series concluded for the season at the Lake Superior Estuarium on Barker’s Island in Superior, Wisconsin. The presentation took a different turn than usual when it offered a tour of the new Estuarium. During “The Making of the Estuarium,” Deanna Erickson, education Read more about Exploring the Estuarium[…]
By Victoria Kiefer, Wisconsin Historical Society May 14-15 is the anniversary of the burning and sinking of the War Eagle in the Black River in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Although the location of the wreck is well-known and it is popular in the community – displayed on everything from banners to road signs – murky water Read more about Boating in Circles for Science: Mapping the War Eagle Wreck[…]
Gene Clark, Wisconsin Sea Grant’s coastal engineer, and I are back in our offices in Superior, Wisconsin, this week, following an evacuation last week due to an explosion and fire at the Husky Energy oil refinery. The incident happened the morning of Thursday, April 26, with a loud bang that sounded like an electrical transformer Read more about The Husky Energy Oil Refinery Fire – What’s Going on With the Environment?[…]
Lake sturgeon are the stars of an art exhibit that opens today at the School of Education Art Gallery at UW-Madison. A reception will be held this Thursday. For more information about this project, please see this story from our Sea Grant Press Room.
By Brianna Taggart, University of Minnesota Duluth People gathered for April’s River Talk as Euan Reavie, a senior associate with the National Resources Research Institute, described his research on algae. “Tiny Fossils Shed Light on the Past and Future of Water Quality” was the focus of his talk. “My group works with the algae in Read more about Ancient Algae Alludes to Future Water Quality[…]
Yesterday, on a day when parts of Wisconsin were predicted to receive up to 10 inches of snow, our staff welcomed balmy of images of Guam. While folks in our Superior and Green Bay offices could see snow gently falling outside their windows, they could then turn to their computer screens and view a WebEx Read more about Coral Reefs and Cows – Guam and Wisconsin Sea Grant Programs Swap Stories, Find Common Themes[…]
They came to the harbor regularly, every evening, drawn by some need. It was as if the water floated off and set sail thoughts that had grown stagnant on dry land, and gave to their bodies even some sort of physical relief. – “To the Lighthouse” by Virginia Woolf Earlier this month, more than 275 water Read more about This is Your Brain on Water[…]