Last week was the first time in a while that hunkering down at home for days on end was a response to weather and not a decision driven by spiking COVID numbers. Here in south/central …September 18, 2020
A debate recently broke out among a couple of my daughter’s friends. Or, perhaps debate is too strong a word – a question was posed, and the answer was elusive. And it turns out that …August 28, 2020
by Julia Buskirk – In 2015, Petra Wakker began her college experience alongside Lake Mendota. She was no stranger to this waterway—before walking alongside the lake on her way to classes at UW-Madison, Wakker had …August 26, 2020
Too Hot? Too Cold? Just Right? Lakes Sharing the Same Climate Can Be Worlds Apart for Invasive Species
In the Upper Midwest, the water temperature in a lake may be as different from the lake next door as one at the opposite end of the state. While this may save Midwesterners a long …August 19, 2020
Happy Friday! We’re back with Water We Talking About – a series where kids send us freshwater-related questions and we track down freshwater-related scientists to answer them. This week, Johnny from Madison nearly stumped us! …August 14, 2020
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From harmful algal bloom to invasive species to shrinking winter ice cover, Wisconsin's lakes (and our relationship with them) is changing. Learn Your Lakes has the science and stories behind those changes.
“The lake is the one true microcosm, for nowhere else is the life of the great world, in all of its intricacies, so clearly disclosed to us as in the tiny model offered by the inland lake.” – E. A. Birge