Wisconsin Sea Grant’s Titus Seilheimer spent last summer testing the effectiveness of hot water to kill invasive species in recreational boats.
The River Talk series heads to Superior this month. On Wed. Feb. 8, 7 p.m. at Barker’s Waterfront Grille (Barker’s Island Inn, 300 Marina Dr., Superior, Wis.), Gene Clark, Wisconsin Sea Grant, and Chad Scott, AMI Consulting Engineers, will present, “Solving the Mystery of Freshwater Steel Corrosion in the Duluth-Superior Harbor.”
Water Quality Specialist Julia Noordyk has collaborated with 1000 Friends of Wisconsin on a brand-new audit tool to help communities assess the pros, cons and barriers to installing green infrastructure as the means to manage stormwater.
Wisconsin Sea Grant researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh are working on ways to speed up the processing time and accuracy of beach water-quality samples to help public safety and avoid unnecessary beach closures. Better testing can even help local economies that rely on beach tourists. The researchers have also found that water-quality testers don’t need a Ph.D. in microbiology to perform accurate analyses.
A concise and snappy video featuring highlights of the National Sea Grant College’s 50th anniversary recently won an international communications award.
Engineering researchers are trying to remove some of the obstacles that prevent more widespread use of green infrastructure and evaluate which green infrastructure strategies are most effective in which areas.
The River Talk series continues in Duluth this month. On Wed. Jan. 11, 7 p.m. at Iron Mug Coffee & Ale House (1096 88th Ave. W., Duluth, Minn.), Linda Codotte with the city of Superior will present, “Sand Dune Restoration in Wisconsin – What’s the Point?”
Water and sediment in the three rivers that converge in Milwaukee, Wis., and the city harbor contain antibiotic-resistant bacteria in greater amounts than in bacteria isolated from the city’s hospitals, a Wisconsin Sea Grant researcher and her colleagues have found. The researchers are concerned these environmental “hotspots” for drug-resistant bacteria could harm human health by increasing the incidence of bacterial resistance in medical centers, and they urge people not to use antimicrobial products in their homes.
This spring, a new course will present college students who are interested in natural resources management with examples of climate change from the Lake Superior region. The two-part course, offered through the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) with funding by Wisconsin Sea Grant, is open to students from other campuses as well.
Deidre Peroff is the newest extension specialist on staff and one of her first major undertakings is to pair up with a National Weather Service professional to explore how to protect the lives and property of those less advantaged in Milwaukee in the face of severe weather.