An environmental success story

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A forester standing next to a tree
In this June 12, 2018, photo, U.S. Forest Service scientist Paul Schaberg stands beside a healthy red spruce tree growing on Mount Mansfield in Stowe, Vt. Schaberg is co-author of a new study that found that the tree species, once heavily damaged by acid rain, is rebounding in five Northeast states due to stricter air pollution regulations and a changing climate. (Lisa Rathke/AP Photo)

The National Atmospheric Deposition Program began monitoring acid rain in 1978 and has since expanded to monitor for mercury and ammonia pollution at hundreds of sites around the world. The little-known program is based at UW-Madison. We hear about what the program does and might do.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • David Gay Guest
  • Mike Randall Guest