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Vic Barrett, a UW-Madison sophomore, knows that his generation will be the one getting “screwed over” by climate change. So he joined a lawsuit attempting the force the U.S. government to take action now. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

With more rain forecast and the lakes at capacity, Madison residents spent Friday preparing for flooding and fortifying their homes. Read more

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Understory

Most weather forecasting relies on radar and satellites. Understory is hoping to modernize ground-based sensors, which are prone to failure. Read more

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Adam Matthew Hinterthuer

When the lakes are frozen, Madison is a winter wonderland. But reliable ice and deep snow are becoming the anomaly. We’re losing something magical. Read more

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Baynard Woods

Thousands marching for evidence-based decision-making and protesting budget cuts for science is pretty cool. But are we also marching for scientists of the military-industrial complex? When we march, we should be clear what we are marching for. Read more

Democracy in Crisis

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David Michael Miller

The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been met with protests at every turn — first the Women’s March, then the airport sit-ins, then the general strikes. Now, scientists and climate activists are taking a turn. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Last week’s unseasonably warm temperatures reflect the impacts of climate change that are not so nice: flooded coastal cities, destructive storms and brutal heat waves. Read more

Citizen Dave

Most city operations in Madison could mostly run on renewable energy in as little as five years. Read more

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources removed language pointing to human-caused climate change on its website. Scientists at UW-Madison debunk the revised language in a public statement. Read more

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The Great Lakes have gotten publicity because they’re warming up. But data for those lakes dates back only a few decades. Data from Madison’s lakes, which are extremely well studied, also show a consistent climb in temperatures. Read more

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Steven Potter

Sixth-graders at Blackhawk Middle School are getting some help from an unconventional source: Thanks to emcees at the Urban Community Arts Network, they are rapping about climate change. Read more

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Climate change is already shifting and shrinking the terrain suitable for many birds to live and breed, UW-Madison researchers have discovered. Read more

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Bryce Richter/UW-Madison

​The UW-Madison’s Biotron contains simulated environments of every climate on Earth except Antarctica. These “field stations” have helped astronauts grow food in space. Read more

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Wisconsin environmental and health groups are pushing for a green Christmas this year — one that doesn’t include coal. The groups will hold a forum on the effects of burning coal Wednesday evening. Read more

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​Several UW-Madison scientists have been leading the study of climate change. Next week in Paris, they’ll be urging world leaders to take action on the issue. Read more

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On Dec. 3, the UW’s Center for the Humanities hosts Eric Cline, a real-life Indiana Jones who draws some disturbing parallels between ancient history and today’s global crises. Read more

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