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New process leads to smaller estimate for global urban area

December 16, 2009

Urbanization is one of the most important trends of the 21st century, yet we don't have a good idea of how much land cities occupy.

Festival leverages film for community action

October 21, 2009

The Tales from Planet Earth film festival takes center stage in Madison Friday-Sunday, Nov. 6-8 with something new — a built-in call to action.

Be the We: Oct. 21, 2009

October 21, 2009

At one time or another, chances are that most of us have had to deal with the guilt of throwing away something we know to be recyclable.

Gasoline-diesel cocktail: a potent recipe for cleaner, more efficient engines

August 3, 2009

Diesel and gasoline fuel sources both bring unique assets and liabilities to powering internal combustion engines.

Irrigation system manages stormwater

July 29, 2009

This summer, Doug Soldat is saving for a not-so-rainy day. The UW–Madison soil scientist is banking rainwater, up to 8,000 gallons of it, enough to keep the lawn at UW–Madison's O.J. Noer Turfgrass Research and Education Facility lush through the driest weeks of summer.

Notable graduates: Kavi Turnbull — MBA entrepreneur, winner of UW Green Venture Award

May 14, 2009

With an unshakeable passion for entrepreneurship, master of business administration student and CEO Kavi Turnbull will graduate this spring.