The stories are intended to hover at what Center for Limnology director Steve Carpenter calls “the edge of plausibility,” and encourage something people are terrible at: long-term ecological thinking and planning.
Author Archives: Kate Golden
Kate Golden, multimedia director and reporter, specializes in environmental stories and data visualizations.
Project: Rethinking Sex Offenders
Stories, photos, audio and data from a three-day series examining Wisconsin’s changing methods of dealing with sexually violent persons.
The hunt for endocrine disruptors
Minnesota researchers have found endocrine disruptors in nearly every lake they’ve tested.
Map: Wisconsin mass murders
In Wisconsin, guns were involved in all but four of the 29 multiple murders we know of since 1985. At least 105 people died in these incidents.
Gallery: Voters speak out on money in politics
Most. Expensive. Elections. Ever. So did all the money spent on TV ads, mailers, robocalls, live calls and so forth make an impression? Change anyone’s mind? Make people more likely to vote — or less? Here’s a gallery of what voters at polls around Madison told Center staffers today about the role of money in politics.
Wasted Places: Slow, underfunded EPA program falls short in toxic site cleanups
The stated goals of the federal government’s Brownfields Program are to fund the cleanup of contamination, to improve the quality of life of blighted communities and to provide economic stimulus. But an investigation by nonprofit newsrooms across the country, coordinated by the Investigative News Network, found problems in every community examined.
Partial settlement for Ashland’s toxic coal tar site
The federal government and state have negotiated a proposed cleanup settlement for part of Ashland’s waterfront that has been contaminated with coal tar for more than a century.
Photo gallery: Walker vs. Barrett, 2012
Center reporter Lukas Keapproth has been documenting the second matchup between Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
Open to business
You don’t have to be a campaign donor or corporate executive to get an audience with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. But it doesn’t hurt. The third installment in a three-part series.
‘I want the choir to sing’
Walker’s official calendars from his first 13 months in office chronicle these and scores more hours he spent building credentials with conservatives in Wisconsin and across the nation. The second installment in a three-part series.
Walker’s official work time declines as national fame grows
Last year, Gov. Scott Walker crisscrossed the nation, breaking fundraising records and netting about half his donations from out of state. But his calendars show the consequences of fame and fundraising. The first in a three-part series.