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Northland College student Frank Wroblewski

Mapping the Mountains of Venus

Frank Wroblewski '19

In opposition to its neighbor Earth, Venus is hot, acidic, and under a lot of pressure. There’s no wind or water and the only discernible features are mountains, lava flows, volcano-like features like lava tubes and tectonic remnants, and meteor impacts. It’s dystopia to some and a mystery to be uncovered by others. “In planetary

Northland College Bee Friendly Campus

Northland College Becomes First Wisconsin Bee Campus

Working to Promote Native Bees and Pollinators

Northland College has become the first educational institution in Wisconsin to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. “Northland College has a strong environmental ethic and mission that we’re advancing and honing every day,” said Food Systems Manager…  Read More

Where Sustainable Community Development Can Take You

Julie Fair & Adrian Diaz '16

Hometown: Maple Grove, Minnesota (Julia) and Waukegan, Illinois (Adrian) Current location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Major/Emphasis: Sustainable Community Development and Sociology ’16 (both of them) Experience/Internships while at Northland College: Both: Wendy and Malcolm McLean Intern at Compatible Technology International Julia: HECUA participant (NC’s first for many years) to Northern Ireland. Completed capstone work on the conflict…  Read More

Great Lakes

Foxconn finds way to stick 7 million-gallon straw into Lake Michigan

Peter Annin says proposed diversion could be vulnerable to a legal challenge

Great Lakes states are so zealous about guarding their increasingly valuable natural resource from thirsty outsiders that all eight of the region’s governors had to sign off before an inland Wisconsin city was allowed to siphon water out of Lake Michigan. Less than a year after Waukesha secured permission to withdraw more than 7 million…  Read More

Artesian

Billions Lost, Millions Wasted

WHY CHICAGO AREA RESIDENTS PAY MILLIONS FOR WATER THAT NEVER REACHES THEIR TAPS

Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation Co-Director Peter Annin is quoted in this Chicago Tribune investigative piece: “There is nothing more hypocritical than to put up a legal water fence around the region and then thumb your nose at water efficiency,” Annin said. To read the entire article.

Lakeshore

Chicago Tribune: Under Trump budget, Great Lakes projects may sink

BY PETER ANNIN, Co-director of the Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation For the Chicago Tribune Has President Donald Trump drifted off-course in Great Lakes politics? The question comes from the news that Trump plans to slash Great Lakes improvement funding by 97 percent. According to a budget document obtained by the National Association of Clean Air Agencies,…  Read More

ADP: NC conservation project selected to receive grant

Sara m. Chase, Ashland Daily Press Northland College’s research project—Wild Madeline: Assessing the Wildlife Presence and Abundance of Madeline Island—was one of 30 applicants to receive grant funding from the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin through the 2016 C.D. Besadny Conservation Grant Program. Wild Madeline project lead and Northland College Professor Erik Olson said that…  Read More

ADP: White Paper calls for increased funding for Great Lakes Restoration

By Rick Olivo, Ashland Daily Press The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has received a great measure of bipartisan support since it was initiated in fiscal year 2010. From an initial funding of $475 million, the program has received an annual appropriation of $300 million in every year except fiscal year 2013, when many federal programs…  Read More

Stockton Island

Will Waukesha Get a Rewrite?

PETER ANNIN, Journal Sentinel In 1998, an Ontario consulting firm known as the Nova Group announced a controversial plan to ship 158 million gallons of azure Lake Superior water to Asia. The idea: create a global market for pristine Great Lakes water. To regional governors and premiers — who had spent years fighting to keep…  Read More