North Woods

Climate, earthworms and deer overpopulation alter northern forests

-by Bill Berry. As summer reaches its peak, thousands of vacationers are flocking to the forests and lakes of Northern Wisconsin. But those lakes and forests are undergoing big changes, due to the impacts of climate change, invasive species, an oversized deer population and other human-caused disturbances. The Wisconsin Examiner takes a look at some […]

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Resilient Cities are for the Birds webinar

Webinar 6: Resilient Cities are for the Birds! – watch the recording

Watch the 6th Webinar in the Series – Resilient Cities are for the Birds! Join us on July 20th for a presentation that will demonstrate ways that we can make our built forms more friendly to birds, including legislation, architectural design, vegetation features, and more. Along the way we’ll note the symbiotic relationship this approach […]

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WISCONSIN’S CHANGING CLIMATE Impacts and solutions for a warmer climate

Wisconsin’s Changing Climate Assessment Report

2021 Assessment Report: Wisconsin’s Changing Climate -by the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts Impacts and Solutions for a Warmer Climate Wisconsin’s climate continues to change. In the 10 years since the 2011 WICCI Assessment Report, new data show continued warming, increases in rain and snow, and more frequent extreme rainfall events. The report explains […]

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A chart showing climate emissions in America. Transportation remains the top contributor, a spot it took over in 2016.

2021 in Review: Transportation Emissions Remain a Top Priority

A few weeks ago, the New York Times reported that greenhouse gas emissions rose 6% in 2021. Despite the social and economic upheaval of the past few years due to a global pandemic, it’s important to remember that climate change remains an ever-present threat. As this reporting showed, transportation is still the leading contributor of […]

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A band-aid on a crack in the road.

Infrastructure Bill – Recap for Wisconsin

On November 15th, President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. With all the back-and-forth, it was easy to lose track of what programs made the final cut and how they will impact Wisconsin. To add to the confusion, the federal government reauthorized the regular 5-year transportation budget at the same time. So the infrastructure […]

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