Category Archives: Restoration ecology

Ecological Restoration Is Needed, Now More Than Ever

Our Planet is dealing with three worldwide emergencies at once: The coronavirus pandemic, global climate disruption, and mass extinction of species.  Each of these emergencies by itself is an existential threat to the planet, humanity, and the rest of the … Continue reading

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Vanishing Natural Areas

If it seems to you that there are fewer forests, grasslands, wetlands, and other natural places than there were a few years ago, you would be right. And if you think there is a lot more areas in need of … Continue reading

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The Gorham Springs of Lake Wingra (aka Duck Pond Springs)

A natural flowing spring is both an event and a precise location.  A spring is an upwelling of groundwater and also the physical spot on the Earth’s surface where the sometimes ancient groundwater—a message from the past—meets the modern-day world. … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year

May your Holidays be Merry and your New Year Bright Thanks for your readership and see you all next year.

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Will Citizens of the World Act in Time to Save Ourselves and the Planet from Global Climate Emergency?

Because the world’s political leaders—for the most part—have abdicated their responsibility to reduce global carbon emissions, it is up to average citizens to demand actions.  As individuals, and as a collective political force, it is time for each of us … Continue reading

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Recent News About Water

Here are a few recent news items about drinking water, the midwestern floods of Spring 2019, and a legislative proposal (in Wisconsin) to promote hydrological restoration. The Water Access Gap Across the United States From the group Digdeep.org comes a … Continue reading

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PFAS Chemicals in Bloodstream of 99% of All Americans

PFAS, (polyfluoalkyl chemicals), called the forever chemical because they do not break down are everywhere and in the bodies of 99% of all Americans according to a January 2019 study from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported in Our … Continue reading

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Wisconsin DNR Begins Process to Set Standards for PFAS

Today, Tuesday November 12, 2019, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a public hearing in Room G09 of the State Natural Resources Building at 101 S. Webster in Madison. The hearing will be broadcast live to DNR … Continue reading

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The Art of Mending The Earth

Is an art and poetry exhibit opening Thursday, July 11th, 5-7 pm at the The Riverside Park branch of the Urban Ecology Center at 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee 53211, (414) 964-8505. This is an exhibit that should be of interest to … Continue reading

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