Tag Archives: environment

Stop the Mines! Speaking Tour

The Stop the Mines! Speaking Tour is making a stop at UW-Whitewater on Wed., Nov. 15, from 6-9pm in Heide 101. Speakers will be Dr. Al Gedicks, executive secretary of the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council, and members of the Menominee … Continue reading

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The Sixth Extinction

Elizabeth Kolbert, journalist and author of The sixth extinction: An unnatural history, for which she won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction will deliver the last Contemporary Issues Lecture of the year at 7pm on Wed, Apr 20, in … Continue reading

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Earth Week

UW-Whitewater offers several Earth Week (April 18-22, 2016) events, including these: The documentary This changes everything will be shown on Mon, Apr 18, from 5-7pm in Summers Auditorium (UC). If you miss it, Andersen Library has the book by Naomi … Continue reading

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Friday fun: volcanoes

OK, so we had a little snow pelt us this week (my coworker says that stuff is called graupel), and the Library had to be evacuated because the fire alarms went off for a while on Tuesday. Would you prefer … Continue reading

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BioOne database down Mar 1

The BioOne database will be down for maintenance on Sat., Mar. 1, beginning at 10 a.m. The duration of the downtime is not fixed, but could range from 4-16 hours. If you are conducting research in subjects covered by this … Continue reading

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Little Green Data Book

The World Bank‘s annual Little Green Data Book is an interesting source of data related to the world environment. The 2014 edition will appear in June, but of course the 2013 edition is available now to learn, for example, what … Continue reading

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Endangered Species Act anniversary

December 28 is the anniversary of the Endangered Species Act being signed by President Nixon in 1973. That’s right, it’s the 40th anniversary of this legislation. Visit Endangered Species web pages for information and activities in honor of this anniversary, … Continue reading

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Did a Cosmic Event Kill The Pleistocene Megafauna? F 10/18

Dr. Rex Hanger, UWW Dept. of Geography and Geology, will give a one-hour talk about ““Did a Cosmic Event Kill The Pleistocene Megafauna?”” on Fri., Oct. 18, at 8pm in Upham 140. It’s the third lecture in the 2013-2014 Whitewater … Continue reading

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How the World Works talk

Author and journalist Andrew Leonard will talk about How the world works: the interconnections between globalization, energy policy, economics, the environment, and politics… and everything else in between (Wow!) at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 11, in the Irvin L. … Continue reading

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Gasland talk Oct. 1

Josh Fox will talk about “Gasland” at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 1, in the Irvin L. Young Auditorium. It’s the first Fall 2012 Contemporary Issues Lecture. “Josh Fox is the founder and artistic director of International WOW Company. Fox … Continue reading

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