Tag Environment

Sustainable dairy project finds ways to lower emissions, boost profits

September 20, 2019

Researchers found that ideal cow genetics, improved feeding strategies and better manure management could allow dairy farms to cut greenhouse gas emissions while producing more milk with less feed.

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."

Science meets seat-of-the-tractor observations with Discovery Farms

August 30, 2019

“By the time Discovery Farms left Cashton in 2017,” says Jack Herricks, “the relationship had changed, the era of finger pointing and distrust had left. It was a pretty dramatic shift.”

Sea Grant announces new coastal engineer

July 18, 2019

As Wisconsin Sea Grant’s coastal engineering outreach specialist, Adam Bechle will be dealing with erosion and flooding issues on the state’s Great Lakes shores.

New mechanism of action found for agricultural pesticide fludioxonil

March 25, 2019

The fungicide was originally devised to protect seeds during storage but was so effective at limiting mold damage that it is now widely used to treat produce after harvest to extend its shelf life.

Madison Reads Leopold returns to UW Arboretum March 1–3

February 26, 2019

Public figures and community readers will give voice to Aldo Leopold’s keen observations and eloquent philosophy as written in "A Sand County Almanac" and other works of the noted conservationist, a former UW–Madison faculty member.

Autumn fades on the prairie

November 12, 2018

The final days of fall bring their own unique colors and textures, stark yet lovely, to the Curtis Prairie at UW–Madison's Arboretum.

Food processors, UW collaborate to remove guesswork from wastewater disposal

November 1, 2018

The results of a three-year study offer some support for the belief that much of the nitrogen in the wastewater from cheese-making and vegetable processing leaves the soil and harmlessly enters the atmosphere.

Q & A: Plant expert talks benefits of owning plants for students, Plant Adoption Day

September 12, 2018

Plants are beneficial for the well-being of students. They provide oxygen and are an essential resource for all human life on Earth. And now students can get a free one.

Book about Great Lakes chosen for Go Big Read

April 18, 2018

“The Death and Life of the Great Lakes” tells the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.

Green spaces in cities help control floods, store carbon

March 6, 2018

A new study finds that urban green spaces like backyards, city parks and golf courses contribute substantially to the ecological fabric of our cities — and the wider landscape — and should be included in ecological data.

Aldo Leopold’s writings given voice March 3 at UW Arboretum

February 26, 2018

The 13th annual Madison Reads Leopold event on Saturday, March 3, will feature a reading of the influential conservationist’s “A Sand County Almanac” and other writings.

Lake Michigan waterfowl botulism deaths linked to warm waters, algae

January 9, 2018

UW-Madison researchers, with the help of citizen scientists, tracked bird deaths along Lake Michigan, and found that warm waters and algae apparently promoted the growth of botulism toxin-producing bacteria that caused them.