CALS in the News for the week of May 11-17

May 17, 2024

In the News

Why has bird flu in the US spread to cows and what’s the risk for humans?
Al Jazeera, 5/10/24
Quoted: Andrew Stevens, Agricultural and Applied Economics

There’s bird flu in US dairy cows. Raw milk drinkers aren’t deterred
AP News, 5/14/24
Quoted: Alex O’Brien, Center for Dairy Research

‘Weather whiplash’ cycles of floods & droughts imperil Nigerian farming
Mongabay News, 5/15/24
Quoted: Mallika Nocco, Biological Systems Engineering

After 12 day-encampment, UW-Madison protesters reached deal. Why? And what’s next?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/13/24
Quoted: Samer Alatout, Community and Environmental Sociology

When and for how long will 17-year cicadas be around in Wisconsin in summer 2024?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/14/24
Quoted: PJ Liesch, Entomology
Mentioned: Insect Diagnostic Lab

Invasive tree-killing beetle likely in every Wisconsin county
WPR, 5/10/24
Quoted: PJ Liesch, Entomology

Tons of cicadas will emerge in Wisconsin soon. Here’s how to protect your plants and gardens
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5/9/24
Mentioned: PJ Liesch, Entomology
Mentioned: Insect Diagnostic Lab

Wisconsin’s periodical cicadas are almost here. Here’s what to know.
WUWM, 5/15/24
Interviewed: PJ Liesch, Entomology

Cannabis spotted near Wisconsin State Capitol
WMTV, 5/16/24
Quoted: Shelby Ellison, Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences 

Open enrollment leads to ‘winners and losers’ in Madison-area school districts
Wisconsin State Journal, 5/11/24
Quoted: Sarah Kemp, Community and Environmental Sociology
Mentioned: Applied Population Lab

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.