Tag Archives: conservation

Cape Town Will Run Out of Water in April

Cape Town, the capital city of South Africa, is predicted to run out of its water reserves by mid-April of this year. The reason for the water crisis seems to be three years of severe droughts, as well as unsustainable water use by the city’s rapidly growing population. Cape Town’s attempt for water conservation proved to be ineffective, with only ... Read More »

Beautiful Birds Are on Display in The Eligible Five

A reception for the current exhibition in the Carlsten Art Gallery was held on Thursday, Sept. 7. The exhibition is called “The Eligible Five” and will be on display in the Noel Fine Arts Center until Sept. 24. “The Eligible Five” exhibition brings together the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Fine Arts and Communications and the College of Natural ... Read More »

Spring into Wisconsin’s Conservation Hearings

Over 5,000 people attended the 2017 Spring Fish and Wildlife Rules Hearings and Wisconsin Conservation Congress county meetings which were held Monday, April 10. The public hearings were held simultaneously in all 72 counties and allowed citizens to comment and provide their input on proposed changes to fish and wildlife regulations, as well as Natural Resources Board advisory questions and ... Read More »

Duck Stamp Art Competition Brings Attention to UWSP While Supporting Conservation

The Federal Duck Stamp art competition will be held in Wisconsin for the first time at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The event will occur on Sept.  15 and 16 of 2017. The purpose of the competition is to select the artwork which will appear on the 2018-2019 Duck Stamp. During the selection process, submissions will be available for free public viewing. ... Read More »

Wild Rice Making a Comeback on the Banks of the Fox River

Native wild rice is being brought back to the banks of the Fox River outside Green Bay after decades of cleanup efforts. The Lower Fox River has been included in a Superfund program by the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the river of polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB’s. PCB’s come from the recycling of carbonless copy paper. According to the ... Read More »

Conservation at Work

The Giant Panda is no longer considered endangered due to conservation efforts around the world. Since 1984 the Panda has been on the endangered species list, but as of Sept. 4, they no longer are. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources announced that the Panda is now listed as Vulnerable after its population has increased due ... Read More »