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Study reveals potential to amass more carbon in eastern North American forests

April 6, 2009

With climate change looming, the hunt for places that can soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is on.

Hurricanes not likely to disrupt ocean carbon balance

March 30, 2009

Hurricanes are well known for the trail of damage and debris they can leave on land, but less known for the invisible trail left over the ocean by their gale-force winds - a trail of carbon dioxide.

Green is the trend for UW design students

February 11, 2009

With the economy in recession and consumers looking to cut costs however they can, it may not seem like the best time to focus on fashion and design. But students in the School of Human Ecology are doing just that in a course focused on creating products and apparel that are not only sustainable, but people actually want to buy.

Researchers examine role of soil patterns in dam restoration

December 3, 2008

Looking at the site today, it's easy to forget that a dam and pond stood for 43 years on the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Franbrook Farm Research Station in southwestern Wisconsin. All traces of the structure are gone, and acres of plants, both native and weedy, now carpet the floor of the former basin.

Climate solutions worth $50,000 in prizes for students

November 19, 2008

Organizers of a new Climate Leadership Challenge at UW–Madison are seeking the best and brightest ideas from the student body to promote an environmentally sustainable future. They hope the contest will unleash a burst of youthful brainstorming and entrepreneurship across campus.