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Storing carbon dioxide underground may be feasible for helping achieve climate goals

May 22, 2020

A new study shows that underground reservoirs currently have capacity to store enough atmospheric carbon dioxide to limit planetary warming to under two degrees Celsius (35.6 degrees Fahrenheit) relative to pre-Industrial temperatures by the year 2100.

Long-term data show hurricanes are getting stronger

May 18, 2020

In almost every region of the world where hurricanes form, their maximum sustained winds are getting stronger. A warming planet may be fueling the increase.

Governor issues proclamation in honor of the Nelson Institute’s 50th anniversary

February 7, 2020

The institute, named for former governor, senator and Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, has worked to provide scientifically sound research on environmental challenges since 1970.

Warming oceans could cause Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse, sea level rise

January 31, 2020

A new study found that warming below the surface of the planet’s oceans is a significant contributor to ice sheet melt, particularly in the Antarctic, where a large portion of the ice sheet exists under the water.

Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts revived under Governor’s task force

November 26, 2019

WICCI will contribute climate data informing the work of a state panel charged with advising Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Climate change impacts Wisconsin’s inland lakes

September 4, 2019

The UW Water Resources Institute studied the effect on lake levels, water quality, aquatic invasive species and fisheries for 15,000 of the state's "true water treasures."

Irrigated farming in Wisconsin’s Central Sands cools the region’s climate

July 2, 2019

Irrigation dropped maximum temperatures by one to three degrees Fahrenheit on average while increasing minimum temperatures up to four degrees compared to unirrigated farms or forests, research shows.

Wood products mitigate less than 1 percent of global carbon emissions

July 1, 2019

"It's not just about lowering our emissions but pursuing strategies that might have storage potential, and harvested wood products are one of those options,” says researcher Craig Johnston.

UW–Madison researcher awarded “Make Our Planet Great Again” grant

March 14, 2019

Professor Carol E. Lee has just been awarded a grant from the French government to investigate the ability of plankton to evolve and adapt to a changing climate.

Ancient poop helps show climate change contributed to fall of Cahokia

February 25, 2019

A study provides a direct link between changes in Cahokia’s population size as measured through a unique fecal record and environmental data showing evidence of drought and flood.

Reddit competes to visualize Madison’s prized Lake Mendota ice data

February 12, 2019

Data visualizations generated by a Reddit competition reveal a concerning trend that’s been known to scientists at UW–Madison and elsewhere for decades: ice is disappearing on Lake Mendota.

As the climate warms, tens of thousands of lakes may spend winters ice free

January 28, 2019

A new study from an international team of researchers, including at UW–Madison, shows that many northern latitude lakes are at risk of experiencing some ice-free winters in the coming decades.

Professor takes on climate change by promoting science literacy through music, art, comics

November 2, 2018

A UW–Madison geoscience professor has come up with new ways to teach science to non-science undergraduate students, in hopes of awakening their "inner scientists."