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Semester off to a snowy start

A winter storm dumped 6 inches of snow on campus on Madison on Jan. 22 and 23, greeting students at the start of semester. Classes continued as schedule, though, and students trudged through a glittering landscape.

As climate heats up, rising rainfall averages hide crop-killing droughts

Research performed in the Ethiopian highlands shows that even in years with above average rainfall, crops can be severely reduced by drought early in the growing season, when seeds must sprout and get established.

Get Social: A nice snowscape on campus

After a relatively dry winter, UW–Madison was hit hard by snowfall this week. And at the same time, local social media was inundated with snow and ice photos and jokes. Go figure.

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