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CALS in the News for the week of November 4-10

November 13, 2023

In the News

Grass and Shrub Fires Destroy More Homes Than Forest Fires Across U.S.
The New York Times, 11/9/23
Quoted: Volker Radeloff, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Wildfires Threaten More Homes and People in the U.S. Than Ever Before
Scientific American, 11/9/23
Quoted: Volker Radeloff, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Millions of homes are being built in fire-prone grasslands
Grist, 11/9/23
Quoted: Volker Radeloff, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Tree Champions
Wisconsin People & Ideas, Fall 2023
Quoted: R. Bruce Allison, Alumnus, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Mentioned: Aldo Leopold, Deceased, Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Mentioned: B. Wolfgang Hoffmann, Deceased, Alumnus, Life Sciences Communication
Mentioned: Paul Hartman, Alumnus, Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences

Head of the EPA tours horseradish farm to tout investments in climate-smart practices
Wisconsin Public Radio, 11/9/23
Quoted: Erin Silva, Plant Pathology
Mentioned: Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems

‘A tale of two extremes’: Wisconsin farmers see mixed results with corn, soybean crops
Wisconsin Public Radio, 11/7/23
Quoted: Joe Lauer, Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences
Quoted: Mike Turner, Alumnus, Farm and Industry Short Course

Flood-control dams in Driftless Area failed after catastrophic rain. Some residents say a new approach is needed.
Wisconsin Public Radio, 11/9/23
Quoted: Eric Booth, Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences

Collisions with deer spike every November. One surprising factor? Daylight saving time
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/6/23
Quoted: Timothy Van Deelen, Forest and Wildlife Ecology

Mulching leaves: A healthier choice for your lawn and the environment
WKOW-TV, 11/8/23
Interviewed: Paul Koch, Plant Pathology
Pictured: O.J. Noer Turfgrass Research and Education Facility

The journey of a carrot: UW-Madison’s food acquisition process, from soil to plate
The Daily Cardinal, 11/10/23
Mentioned: Babcock Hall Dairy Plant

Dane County Regional Airport flight departures most expensive in nation
The Badger Herald, 11/9/23
Quoted: Steven Deller, Agricultural and Applied Economics

‘Wisco Birder’ builds inclusive space for birders of color
The Daily Cardinal, 11/9/23
Quoted: Dexter Patterson, Life Sciences Communication

Film shows Mayan culture, science is key for environmental issues
The Badger Herald, 11/7/23
Quoted: Erin Silva, Plant Pathology

Research looks to bridge alfalfa yield gap
Hay & Forage Grower, 11/7/23
Quoted: Soledad Orcasberro, Student, Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences
Quoted: Nicole Tautges, Alumna, Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences

Of Interest

Dane County Approves $8 Million for Housing for Immigrant Dairy Workers. Sheriff’s Office Will Try to Close Language Gaps.
ProPublica, 11/10/23

Dengue rates drop after release of modified mosquitoes in Colombia
Nature, 11/3/23

Climate change is pushing American farmers to confront what’s next
The Washington Post, 11/10/23

CALS in the News is a weekly selection of media stories quoting or mentioning CALS faculty, staff, students, alumni, research and programs. Other stories of interest to the UW–Madison community and those in the fields of agriculture and the life sciences are also included. This list is produced by CALS External Relations. Read more about our mission and methodology for curating this list.