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Stateside Radio: Peter Annin on Pleasant Prairie

Why this 2010 approval of a multi-million gallon Great Lakes water diversion is drawing new scrutiny

When Peter Annin, director of the Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation at Northland College, was completing research for an updated version of his book The Great Lakes Water Wars, he discovered a detail about Great Lakes water diversions that had gone unnoticed for eight years. According to his findings, the…

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MichRadio: Foxconn wants to divert 5.8 million gallons of Lake Michigan water a day

Is that legal? Peter Annin Answers

…on the Great Lakes Compact, a binding commitment to keeping Great Lakes water in its basin. To listen to the 11-minute interview, visit Michigan Radio. Mount Pleasant, located in Racine County, sits right on the edge of the Great Lakes water basin. The Great Lakes Compact refers to these regions…

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Writers to Share Their Encounters on Stage

With Northland Students, Staff, Faculty, and Alumni

…Wisconsin Public Radio. “I have always felt that writing is the way I can best express myself,” she said. “As a somewhat introverted person, I usually end up listening to others rather than telling my own stories. I’m also a person who wants to live without regrets about not trying…

Northland College students do radio interview in early 1960s with photographer and curator John Szarkowski

Changing the Way We See

Ashland native John Szarkowski showed America a new way to look at photographs.

…Looking at Photographs. In 1990, Szarkowski returned to Northland College to receive a doctor of humane letters. Szarkowski died July 7, 2007. He was 81 years old. PHOTO: Northland College students interview John Szarkowski (holding cigarette), for the Northland College radio program at the Ashland WATW radio station. Left to…

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Climate Science

…Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest) and local weather. You will also have the opportunity to observe these storms in action during a storm-chasing course, which is part of the curriculum. Our students go directly into forecasting careers in television, radio, or the National Weather Service. Others pursue advanced degrees in atmospheric science….

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Wolf Ecology and Conservation-certification Weekend

August 18, 7:00 pmAugust 20, 12:00 pm

…wolf pack territories. Participants will assist with wolf howling surveys and learn techniques in wolf tracking and radio telemetry. This workshop meets the ecology qualifications for being a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources volunteer carnivore tracker for winter wolf counts, volunteer wolf howler to survey in summer, and the training…

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Annin on Waukesha

Michigan Radio

Waukesha, Wisconsin has a contaminated groundwater supply and wants to take water from Lake Michigan, but it’s not that easy. Peter Annin, author of The Great Lakes Water Wars, and codirector of the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation joins Stateside staff at Michigan Radio to talk about the…

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Peter Annin with Waukesha Diversion Update

WUWM Radio Interview

Listen to audio of Milwaukee Public Radio reporter Susan Bence’s interview with Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation Codirector Peter Annin regarding the Waukesha diversion proposal….

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Great Lakes governors to decide Waukesha water proposal

By Aaron Selbig, Interlochen Public Radio The city of Waukesha, Wisconsin has high levels of radium in its water supply. The city hopes to solve the problem by taking water out of Lake Michigan. Waukesha is in a county that straddles the Great Lakes basin and under the Great Lakes…