Tag Archives: Environment

Farmer Tribute Dinner Celebrates Community

Community members of Portage County gathered at Bernard’s County Inn Restaurant on Saturday to celebrate and support the products and food of local farmers at the annual Farmer Tribute Dinner. The Central Rivers Farmshed and UWSP’s Sustainable Agriculture in Communities Society (SACS) collaborated to organize the dinner, which was completely open to the public. All the proceeds went toward the ... Read More »

Nano Technology

Eleven UW-Stevens Point stu­dents and Dr. Lori Lepak—a research associate in UWSP Professor Michael Zach’s Nanoresearch Laboratory— received the Best Poster Award in the Nanostructured Carbon Materials and Nanoelectronics session at the International Materials Research Congress in Cancun, Mexico. Lepak and her team won the award for the student poster that showcased their research on nanow­ires, microscopic devices with appli­cations ... Read More »

A New Kind of Night Life

When the sun goes down the bats come out, and so do the members of the UW-Stevens Point bioacoustics group. For several years now this group, under the direction of Dr. Chris Yahnke, Associate Professor of Biology at UWSP, has been monitoring bat populations throughout Wisconsin. They are part of a collaborative effort in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of ... Read More »

CWES Recieves Grant, Funds Summer Fun

UWSP’s Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES) will be able to provide more funds and programs for children as a result of the Margaret A. Cargill (MAC) Foundation’s grant awarded this past June 2012. CWES offers programs related to fishing, astronomy, survival skills, identification of different plants and animals and basic campfire songs for students at the Portage Country Boys and ... Read More »

Penokee Hills Mine Could Devastate Environment, Local Economies

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, Frank Koehn held a presentation in the DUC Theatre to educate people about the destructive nature of the Penokee Hills iron mine proposal. “This is a resource war,” Koehn began. “It’s about the water.” The area where the proposed iron mine would be placed—which covers a 22-mile, 22,000-acre strip of the Penokee Hills from southwest of ... Read More »

Stevens Point Water Tastes Best in Nation, Raises Questions of Water Quality

Stevens Point’s water is this year’s recipient of the American Water Works Association’s “Best of the Best” taste competition for the second year in a row, beating out New York City.   The Association began this competition in 2005 to combat the negative connotations drinking water was gaining when compared to filtered bottled water.   The contest scores solely the ... Read More »

Struggle for Water is a 21st Century Universal

Deny global warming all you want. There are over a billion people on Earth who currently do not have access to drinking water, to whom a debate over human alterations to the earth’s ecosystem, and the effects of resource depletion, is futile. Simply, there are people who do not have the privilege of denying climate change.   Here is what ... Read More »