After the Flood – “Doomsday” Climate Change Scenario Looks a Little Less Alarmist

In 2014, the Water, Sustainability and Climate Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison published “Yahara 2070” a series of stories about potential futures for the Madison area and the Yahara watershed. Using a combination of …

Florida’s Red Tide Shows Algae Blooms Aren’t Just a Wisconsin Problem

While we were knee-deep in stories about algae problems in Wisconsin’s lakes this summer, a serious outbreak of blooms has been unfolding in Florida where a massive “red tide” is swirling in the waters off both …

Running Diary of Flux Chambers, Mini Me and a Marathon Day in the Field

Necessity, of course, is the mother of invention. And scientific fieldwork is often the mother of necessity. Researchers are constantly having to invent new ways to collect data in challenging environments. What follows is a …

Is Lake Monona A Sign That Lake Mendota’s Clear Water Phase Is On Its Way?

Earlier this week, Center for Limnology director, Jake Vander Zanden, noted a startling difference in Madison’s two largest lakes, Mendota and Monona. The waters of Lake Monona, near where he lives, were crystal clear, while …