Environment

North American Main Veins

North American fossil fuels are certainly in a pickle as energy and fossil fuel companies fight tooth and nail to earn an unfathomable amount of pennies from their extraction and sale. At market prices, Alberta, Canada’s 173 billion recoverable barrels of tar sands are worth roughly 1,570 trillion pennies. Keystone XL The Keystone XL pipeline is an export pipeline transporting ... Read More »

Bobcats and Mountain Lions

Erik Anderson, wildlife Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has been a busy man this past season–a very busy man. Anderson, his graduate student and a team of undergraduates are working to assess bobcat populations and the presence of mountain lions in Wisconsin. Bobcats Currently, bobcats can only be harvested North of Highway 64. In order to make any ... Read More »

Bobcats and Mountain Lions

Erik Anderson, wildlife Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has been a busy man this past season–a very busy man. Anderson, his graduate student and a team of undergraduates are working to assess bobcat populations and the presence of mountain lions in Wisconsin. Bobcats Currently, bobcats can only be harvested North of Highway 64. In order to make any ... Read More »

WIST and Integrated Paper Services Reach Understanding

​”The agreement is between the Wisconsin Institute of Sustainable Technology (WIST) or essentially the university, and Integrated Paper Services, Inc. (IPS) to jointly market and operate services to the paper industry using the pilot paper machine and associated equipment with that machine,” said Paul Fowler, executive director of WIST. According to www.IPStesting. com, “Integrated Paper Services, Inc. is an independent ... Read More »

Wisconsin Energy Outlook

How and from where do Wisconsinites get their electricity? Or as electricity junkies of the future will say, “Where’d you get those electrons, Rufus?” Wisconsin currently gets 60 percent of its electricity from coal. The majority (80 percent) of that coal is shipped in by railcar from Wyoming. Wisconsin’s coal consumption is just above the national average.  The second largest ... Read More »

Students Gather to Learn About Undergraduate Research

The College of Natural Resources (CNR) Undergraduate Research Symposium Committee of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) held a meeting on Monday night at 6:00 p.m. to introduce students to the research process and the upcoming symposium. The symposium is an annual event and a venue for undergraduate researchers to showcase their work, particularly through poster and oral presentations, and ... Read More »

Environmental Groups Draw Connections Between Deregulatory Bill and Mining Project

A bill sponsored by Senator Neal Kedzie (R-Elkhorn) and Representative Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz) would speed up the process by which companies get approval from state agencies and departments for resource extraction projects. This bill, part of the Legislature and Governor Walker’s “Special Session” on the jobs crisis, is being flagged as a “backdoor attempt to promote mining,” according to State ... Read More »

UWSP Student to Track Down Pollutants in Local Waters

The University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point is not usually regarded as a research university. However, just because our school lacks that title doesn’t mean our students do not contribute to important scientific studies. Michael Waak, a senior water resources major with a chemistry minor, is one of seven students conducting research through the Advanced Techniques of Environmental Analysis class in ... Read More »

A Field Trip Into the Future

6:30 a.m. Friday Oct. 14, 2011. A group of 16 college students began their voyage to Milwaukee, WI, for an overnight field trip. The field trip was for the Natural Resource class Professional Development in Environmental Education and Interpretation. The students were set to tour several facilities throughout the area. This was the first time that the class has taken ... Read More »