GREEN BAY, WI
UWGB designated ‘Bee Campus USA’
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has been designated a campus affiliate of the Bee City USA program, a recognition given to schools and cities that make efforts to support bee populations, Wisconsin Public Radio reported.
Awarded by the international nonprofit Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, the designation underscores UW-Green Bay’s work to conserve native pollinators and healthy ecosystems, said Amy Wolf, a professor of natural and applied sciences at UW-Green Bay and an expert on the state’s native pollinators.
In Wisconsin, UW-Green Bay joins Northland College in Ashland, Lawrence University in Appleton and the UW-Stevens Point as Bee City USA campus affiliates.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Salmon trucked to Pacific due to low river levels
California officials will again truck millions of young salmon raised at fish hatcheries in the state’s Central Valley agricultural region to the Pacific Ocean because projected river conditions show that the waterways the fish use to travel downstream will be historically low and warm due to increasing drought.
Officials told the Associated Press that the massive trucking operation is aimed at ensuring “the highest level of survival for the young salmon on their hazardous journey to the Pacific Ocean.”
California is now in its second year of drought after a winter with little precipitation and it’s the state’s fourth-driest year on record, especially in the northern two-thirds of…