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The urgency of curbing pollution from ships, explained

Diana Witcher and Northern Thunder

Diana Witcher

Diana Witcher on Northern Thunder

May 4, 2021

is a grassroots organization in western Wisconsin that was formed as a student group on Earth Day in 1970. The group organized many actions and projects around activism and the environment through 2008, including creating television programs and creating WHYS Radio, the community radio station in Eau Claire.

Jeff Smith - The Climate Change Problem

State Senator Jeff Smith
March 8, 2021

This is the first column in a two-part series about the climate change impact in Wisconsin.


Cynicism runs rampant in our society and has very dangerous consequences. There are some indisputable facts that we all live with; for instance, we age every day, the earth revolves around the sun and we have 365 days in a year. We all experience this, so there shouldn’t be a debate.

HEAT presentation on environment with Kara O'Connor of Wisconsin Farmers Union

Kara O'Connor

Health Dunn Right HEAT team meeting with Kara O'Connor of Wisconsin Farmers Union

August 19, 2020

Kara O'Connor from the discusses climate change, water quality, and other environmental issues in Wisconsin. This presentation is part of a continuing series from the HEAT (environmental action) team of

Reengineering Infrastructure For A Wetter Wisconsin

November 14, 2019

Flooding throughout the Midwest, including Wisconsin, is dangerous, costly and becoming a more frequent occurrence. Over the last few years, bridges and roads have washed away during flash floods in the northern part of the state, and in places like Madison, floodwaters took weeks to recede after heavy rainstorms in 2018. But how can engineers tackle the problem in order to prevent this kind of infrastructure damage in the future?

Washed Away: Northwest Wisconsin Copes With The Costs Of A Changing Climate

August 16, 2019

On the morning of July 12, 2016, Joan Elias awoke to discover she was stranded in her home. Elias, who lives on 21 mostly-wooded acres in rural Iron County, was cut off from the outside world by an unexpected — and unprecedented — deluge.

Where In Wisconsin Do Hardiness Zone Shifts Reflect A Changing Climate?

June 6, 2019

For centuries, gardeners have depended on tradition and long-honed folk knowledge to inform their spring planting decisions. Although many American gardeners may still prefer to sow their seeds guided by the advice of their forebears today they have another source of information.

I Don't Think We're In Wisconsin Anymore

March 23, 2019

By the time children born in the 2010s reach retirement age, many Wisconsin communities may feel something like late-20th-century Kansas City or Philadelphia, at least in terms of seasonal temperatures and precipitation.

Conservation voters applaud plans to join U.S. Climate Alliance

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February 12, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019
CONTACT: Ryan Billingham, Communications Director, Wisconsin Conservation Voters, 608-208-1129 (office), 608-213-6972 (mobile/text), or

Eau Claire March for Science and Climate re-scheduled

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May 15, 2018
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On April 14th, due to an unseasonably strong winter storm, Eau Claire's March for Science, a satellite march to marches that happened around the world on the same day, was cancelled. We've rescheduled! And so we march on to celebrate our planet and call for science-based solutions to climate change!

The urgency of curbing pollution from ships, explained

April 14, 2018
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A cargo ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge outside San Francisco. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu