Wisconsin and the United States are trending down in birth rates, marking a four-year decline according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. Nationwide, the birth rate hasn't been this low since 1985.
After moving its spring hearings entirely online because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress reported a record-setting 64,943 responses — double the previous record — on a variety of conservation issues.
Short of a cure or effective treatment for COVID-19, something that could take years to develop, state and local health officials in Wisconsin are planning for a future where contact tracing plays a central role in combating the disease.
As many Wisconsinites work from home because of the coronavirus pandemic, they're noticing more wildlife in city and suburban neighborhoods. UW-Madison professor David Drake discusses how wildlife is reacting to the enormous change in human habits.
Contact tracing people exposed to COVID-19 is becoming increasingly important as Wisconsin starts to reopen, but what does the process actually look like? WisContext associate editor Will Cushman discusses how this public health effort is expanding around the state.