To the ends of the earth

In April 2011, James Bockheim led a small team of researchers to a rocky spit of land called Cierva Point, a habitat protected by the Antarctic Treaty as a “site of special scientific interest.” Home to breeding colonies of bird …

Muddy forests, shorter winters present challenges for loggers

Stable, frozen ground has long been recognized a logger’s friend, capable of supporting equipment and trucks in marshy or soggy forests. Now, a comprehensive look at weather from 1948 onward shows that the logger’s friend is melting. The study, published …

No one-size-fits-all approach in a changing climate, changing land

As climate change alters habitats for birds and bees and everything in between, so too does the way humans decide to use land. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Aarhus University in Denmark have, for the first time, found …

Readying communities for rising seas

Global sea levels have risen almost nine inches since 1870, driven by the thermal expansion of ocean water and the melting of glaciers as the planet warms. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this climate-related trend is accelerating, …

Two CALS teams among winners of Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge

Two CALS-based teams took silver in the 2014 Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge. Second place in The Dvorak Energy Innovation Prize contest – and $1,500 – went to Team Drsti. Vitamin A deficiency is a health concern throughout the developing …