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UW-Madison students in Houston to aid post-Harvey mosquito control

September 18, 2017

To assist efforts to control the millions of mosquitoes that hatched during recent flooding in the Houston area, two University of Wisconsin–Madison students have flown to Texas to help trap and identify them.

Citizen scientists scour Madison area for invasive jumping worms

September 15, 2017

The worms churn through leaf litter at a faster clip than their more sluggish earthworm cousins, potentially processing nutrients faster than plants are able to use them and disrupting ecosystems.

UW-Madison course examines natural disasters

September 13, 2017

When Harold Tobin was planning the course on "Natural Hazards and Disasters" last spring, he could not know that hurricanes and wildfires would own the news cycle this semester.

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