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Great Lakes group raises funds to showcase teachings of Anishinaabe women

The Great Lakes Commons Map is an interactive, online map that documents stories from the Great Lakes regions. Image:

An organization focused on connecting the cultures of the Great Lakes region is raising money to share the stories of indigenous leaders. These leaders are Anishinaabe women, members of Native American groups living in the Canadian Great Lakes area. Their stories will be told in photos, sound, video and text and shared on the Great Lakes Commons Map, said creator of the Great Lakes Commons map Paul Baines. The Great Lakes Commons is an organization that fosters a community dedicated to protecting the Great Lakes, Baines said. The online map is a collaborative project to share photos, videos and personal stories about the Great Lakes. Continue Reading →

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Wisconsin scientists unveil climate change narratives for 2070

In one scenario, the researchers envision a toxic algae driving off or killing nine-tenths of the Madison area. Those who remain in 2070 live simple lives focused on survival. Illustration: John Miller for Yahara 2070, a University of Wisconsin-Madison project.

Will it take a disaster to respond to climate change?

A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers on Wednesday released a series of detailed science-based scenarios envisioning life in 2070 in the Madison area’s Yahara Watershed.

The idea is to help people envision the effects of climate change before it worsens. Continue Reading →

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