September 6, 2018 | UW Madison
A study published in the journal Scientific Reports by Steve Vavrus, Feng He, John Kutzbach, William Ruddiman, and Polychronis Tzedakis, provides new evidence that ancient farming practices led to a rise in the atmospheric emission of the heat-trapping gases carbon dioxide and methane – a rise that has continued since, unlike the trend at any other time in Earth’s geologic history.
September 5, 2018
September 5, 2018 | Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
The Great Lakes are an epicenter for power production, commerce, recreation, and so much more, but research suggests that they are also becoming a hotbed for climate change. In fact, research from the past two decades has shown intense weather extremes and fluctuations in the area, a trend Michael Notaro, associate director of the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research (CCR), will help to investigate through a three-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) Program.
August 30, 2018 | Wisconsin Public Radio
Michael Notaro was interviewed on the Route 51 show of Wisconsin Public Radio on the topic of "The Impact of Climate Change on North Central Wisconsin." He discussed the science of climate change, global and local impacts, recent local weather extremes, and mitigation/adaptation efforts, including WICCI and his Baldwin-funded project on enhancing climate science inquiry among students in rural Wisconsin communities.
August 24, 2018 | Wisconsin Public Radio
Steve Vavrus appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio and National Public Radio to comment on the historic flooding in the Madison area in late August 2018.
August 22, 2018 | APG Media of Wisconsin
Michael Notaro and Rose Pertzborn trained teachers in the Butternut Elementary and High School in Wisconsin on implementing the NASA GLOBE climate science inquiry program into their classrooms, as part of their funded Baldwin project.
July 18, 2018 | UW Madison
The project, named CHEESEHEAD19 (for Chequamegon Heterogeneous Ecosystem Energy-balance Study Enabled by a High-density Extensive Array of Detectors 2019), is headed by University of Wisconsin–Madison Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Ankur Desai and was just awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation.
July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018 | Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
A prestigious endowment established to fund projects that foster public engagement and the advancement of the Wisconsin Idea, the Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grant was awarded to Michael Notaro and Rose Pertzborn for their project titled, Advancing Climate Science Education, Inquiry, and Literacy Across Rural Wisconsin Communities. In essence, this funding will allow Notaro and Pertzborn to provide a number of educators across the Curtis Tension Zone with the equipment and training they need to collect data on climate variability and change and its impacts while also making climate research a part of their curriculum and community engagement efforts.