Annual PSA: To Keep Our Freshwater Fresh, We Must Be Smart About Winter Salt

Winter in the colder climes of North America means a lot of things – frozen lakes, white blankets of snow and, far too often, the crunch of salt crystals underfoot. While we use salt to …

‘Epic’ Summer Road Trip Reveals the Big Impact Small Streams Have on Great Lakes

MADISON – In the summer of 2018, Rob Mooney, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Limnology, set out on an epic road trip around Lake Michigan. Mooney was no stranger to …

Water We Talking About? Why Water Can Look Like Root Beer

The idea is simple – kids have questions and we have scientists with answers. We’re all stuck working and studying from home, so (home)school is now in session! The Question: Sometimes the lake water looks …