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Children exposed to lead more likely to be suspended from school

August 14, 2013

Children who are exposed to lead are nearly three times more likely to be suspended from school by the 4th grade than children who are not exposed, according to a new University of Wisconsin–Madison study funded jointly by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Wisconsin Partnership Program Education and Research Committee.

Protecting our Pollinators

July 12, 2013

Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive.

Road block: Fixing aquatic ecosystem connectivity doesn’t end with dams

May 29, 2013

Over the last several years, state agencies and environmental nonprofit organizations have targeted dam removal as a way to quickly improve the health of aquatic ecosystems. Dams keep migratory fish from swimming upriver to spawn, block nutrients from flowing downstream, and change the entire hydrology of a watershed. From an ecosystem perspective, taking down a dam and returning a river to a more natural flow seems like a no-brainer.

Classes in the park unite middle schoolers with college students, nature

April 23, 2013

Trish O'Kane had reached a dead end. It was her first day teaching a capstone course in environmental studies at the Nelson Institute, and she was ready to forge ahead with a two-hour "college-style" lesson plan.

Religious studies course to focus on environmental crises

December 6, 2012

A new "gateway" course in religious studies (RELS101, Religions in Global Perspective) will move beyond the traditional survey approach and give instructors leeway to choose a more timely and effective focus. The first edition, on religion and the environment, will be taught by Anna M. Gade, associate professor of religious studies and languages and cultures of Asia. Inside UW–Madison discussed the new course with Professor Gade.

Arboretum Local Products Fair encourages shopping ‘green’ and local

November 19, 2012

Holiday shopping will take on a local flavor at the fourth annual "Close to Home: Arboretum Local Products Fair" Sunday, Nov. 25 at the UW Arboretum.

Environmental leader to speak on ‘America the Possible’ Nov. 12

November 8, 2012

Author and environmental law expert Gus Speth will describe his vision of a more economically and environmentally sustainable future next week at UW–Madison.