Tag: Environmental Science

Campus mourns passing of Prof. Emeritus ‘Joe’ Moran

Joesesph Moran, Feb. 10, 1993

UW-Green Bay learned of the passing of award-winning faculty member Joseph Moran (Natural and Applied Sciences). Services are Monday. According to the obituary, Moran, 74, died peacefully Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Angel’s Touch Assisted Living in Ledgeview. He began teaching at UW-Green Bay in 1969 as an instructor of meteorology in the College of […]

UW-Green Bay hosts Conservation Partners Roundtable, April 19

Conservation Partners Roundtable at UW-Green Bay on Thursday, April 19 discussed wildlife, wetlands and the weather. Fox 11 had the story. The experts who attended were particularly concerned about this spring’s migration due to Blizzard Evelyn. Gary Van Vreede, U.S.Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist explained, “A lot of the species have come back. And […]

Alumnus Douglas McLaughlin named UW-Green Bay’s ‘Earth Caretaker’ for 2018

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) will award the ninth annual Earth Caretaker Award to UW-Green Bay alumnus Douglas McLaughlin, Ph.D. McLaughlin received two degrees from UW-Green Bay — his bachelor’s degree in 1983 in Science and Environmental Change (emphasis in Biological Resources Management) and a Master’s of Environmental Science […]

Leucistic turkey an unusual sighting — Prof. Howe comments

Iron Mountain residents (or there-a-bouts) have had an unusual visitor this winter. A white turkey. The bird is not an albino, but has a condition noted as leucism — documented in a wide number of birds, from penguins in the Antarctic to barnacle geese in Norway. See photos. “But it seems to turn up more […]

Campus informed of the passing of philanthropic supporter Imogene Johnson

Imogene Johnson, widow of Samuel Johnson, passed on March 3, 2018. She and her late husband were community-minded and philanthropic and are the donors for the Herbert Fisk Johnson Endowed Scholarship for Excellence and the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professorship in Environmental Studies (currently held by Prof. Amy Wolf) in honor of Samuel’s late father. See […]

Professors Currier and Forsythe teach ‘magmatic intrusions’

Prof. Ryan Currier and students' magma simulation

UW-Green Bay is known for its applied research and hands-on opportunities. The Capstone in Environmental Science Class provides both. The class is creating scaled-down magmatic intrusions in the laboratory. “Magmas (basically molten rock) are generated at depth in the Earth, and can be transported through the crust via magma-filled cracks (dikes),” Currier explains. “Magmatic dikes […]

Reminder: ‘Searching for Sustainability’ shown on campus, Feb. 13

A fascinating documentary, Searching for Sustainability will be shown on campus, Feb. 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Phoenix Rooms B and C of the University Union. An Eventbrite page is being created to help determine an accurate seat count. The event is free. UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich (NAS) and Associate Prof. Debra Pearson (Human […]

Foxconn water usage? Environmentalists watch closely

What does Foxconn’s water usage mean for Lake Michigan? UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich (NAS) and others will be watching closely. He spoke with WBAY-TV about it. “I think the moral of the story is, humans have a big impact on our system, in the water system, and we have to be thoughtful about how […]

Prof. Fermanich talks the ‘Cost to keep roads clear’ with WTAQ

UW-Green Bay Prof. Kevin Fermanich (NAS) was featured in the news this week. “Truckloads of salt used to treat highways during our winters may be taking a toll on the environment. A recent study suggests more than 40 percent of lakes surveyed in the Midwest and Northeast have more salt than before,” reports WTAQ. Salt […]