Scienceology: Water, water...edition, June 13 - July 4
Post by Christie Taylor on 6/27/2012 10:16am
*CM: Conserve water during dry conditions.
*FDLR: Hot, dry weather could force postponement of Fond du Lac 4th of July fireworks.
*UW: Greenland ice may exaggerate magnitude of 13,000-year-old deep freeze.
*UW: Blue-green algae spotted on Lake Mendota.
*MJS (paywall): Ash borer spreading rapidly while funds to fight pest drying up.
*DNR: Wisconsin weighs wolf hunting season proposal.
*DNR: Recent hot weather, low water prompts fish kills in southern Wisconsin.
*WSJ (paywall): UW study responsible for much of what scientists know about sleep.
*WB: Study finds clinical drug trials pump big dollars into state.
*MJS (paywall): Research points to wooly mammoth for clues on climate change.
Wednesday Nite at the Lab: The science and engineering behind the building and restoration of the Camp Randall Memorial Arch. 7 - 8:15 p.m., Auditorium, 425 Henry Mall. Free!
Nerd Nite: (Vegetation) stories from the last Ice Age, how to revive a nation (with insights from Germany), and a close look at the “science” of creationism. 8 p.m., High Noon Saloon. Free!
Prairie tour and plant inventory: Learn to identify native prairie species and invasives, then practice by helping Troy Gardens with their annual plant inventory. 9 a.m. - noon, Troy Gardens (meet at the prairie). Free!
Sunday, July 1
Annual butterfly count: Help the UW-Madison Arboretum monitor the health of its butterfly population. Results will be published in an annual North American report. 9 a.m., Grady Tract of the Arboretum. $3 (to help with publication costs).
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