July 1, 2013
Two ecologists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison report this week (July 1) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences a novel approach to analyzing the production and location of 10 different ecosystem services across a landscape, opening the door to being able to identify factors governing their synergies and tradeoffs.
June 11, 2013
In the face of unprecedented environmental challenges that demand novel solutions, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will soon begin accepting applications for a model graduate degree program to train tomorrow's conservation leaders.
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.
May 7, 2013
Agricultural scientists from across the nation are embarking on a new five-year, $10 million, USDA-funded effort to identify dairy production practices that minimize the emission of greenhouse gasses (GHG) and will be more resilient to the effects of a changing climate.
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.
March 28, 2013
Marine conservation advocate and filmmaker Céline Cousteau will be a featured speaker at the seventh annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference on Monday, April 15.
March 5, 2013
The Multicultural Student Center (MSC) and Institute for Justice Education and Transformation (IJET) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison will hold their annual spring symposium "Race &..." to encourage dialogue and action around racial identity and other social justice issues.
February 26, 2013
A wide array of natural and human systems are feeling the effects of Wisconsin's changing climate. But the state is adapting in a variety of ways to a warmer, wetter climate that is projected to see more frequent droughts, heat waves and heavy rainfalls by mid-century.
February 21, 2013
Students can win a free slice of Ian’s Pizza on Library Mall Friday while learning about the benefits of recycling.
February 21, 2013
As part of the Madison area's celebration of Aldo Leopold Weekend, there will be a free public reading from "A Sand County Almanac" and other Leopold works on Saturday, March 2, at the UW Arboretum Visitor Center. Leopold was the first research director at the Arboretum and was closely involved in its design.
February 5, 2013
A pair of leading figures in the field of sustainability - Jerry Schnoor of the University of Iowa and Dave Allen of the University of Texas at Austin - will speak at the University of Wisconsin–Madison this semester in two Weston Distinguished Lectures.
January 8, 2013
Lead exposure is related to lower test scores among Wisconsin fourth graders, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
December 17, 2012
As the federal government builds on its $1 billion investment to clean up and restore the Great Lakes, an international research consortium has developed innovative new maps of both environmental threats and benefits to help guide cost-effective approaches to environmental remediation of the world’s largest fresh water resource.
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.
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.
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.
November 5, 2012
The question is simple: can a lake be cleansed of a pernicious invader by simply raising the water temperature?
October 24, 2012
Fracking, the controversial technology for opening natural gas deposits, will be the focus of a three-part Community Environmental Forum series beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 5:30 p.m. in room 1106 of the Mechanical Engineering Building.
October 10, 2012
Award-winning author and documentary film producer Dayton Duncan, who wrote and produced "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," a six-part documentary directed by filmmaker Ken Burns, will deliver the first annual Jordahl Public Lands Lecture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
September 14, 2012
For the second year in a row, a leading magazine has named environmental studies a "hot" college major and singled out UW–Madison for its undergraduate programs in this growing field.