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Date published: February 18, 2016

Presenting preliminary microplastics results to the White House

On Feb. 18, 2016, WI WSC scientist Austin Baldwin presented preliminary findings on microplastics in Great Lakes tributaries to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's Subcommittee on Water Availability and Quality. This study sampled the quantity and particle types of floating microplastics in 29 tributaries in 6 states.

Date published: February 3, 2016

Congressional visit to discuss sources of mercury in the Great Lakes

WI WSC scientist Dave Krabbenhoft met with staff of the House Natural Resources Committee on Jan. 11, 2016, to discuss a new tool that can "fingerprint", or identify, Great Lakes mercury sources such as atmospheric, industrial, or watershed runoff. Determining where the mercury originates from helps inform management and mitigation planning.

Date published: April 16, 2015

Projected Warming of Wisconsin Streams Could Negatively Affect Trout

Annual average stream temperatures in the Trout Lake watershed, Wisconsin, could increase from one to three degrees Celsius by the year 2100, which might negatively affect cold water fish like brook trout.  

Date published: April 17, 2013

Training Workshop for Emergency Flood Forecasting in the US-Mexico Borderlands

Laura Norman helped scientists from the USGS, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and the University of Arizona (UA) to facilitate a software demonstration and training workshop for an Emergency Flood Warning System being created for the city of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico.