Movers encouraged to donate, recycle, dispose of unwanted items responsiblyAugust 6, 2012
It's a time when one person's refuse may be another's gold.
New composting option on campusMay 29, 2012
Commuters to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus now have a new site to drop off compostable food waste from home or office.
Experts available for media interviews on National Endangered Species DayMay 18, 2012
These experts can help with media coverages of endangered species.
UW welcomes new Nelson Institute directorApril 24, 2012
Paul Robbins, the director of the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, has been named director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Events and programs to celebrate Earth Day on UW campusApril 20, 2012
A number events and programs have been planned by various organizations to celebrate Earth Day on the UW campus. Earth Day is observed annually on Sunday, April 22, by more than 175 countries worldwide.
New trivia game teaches about Wisconsin’s lakesApril 11, 2012
Can a musky eat a duck? Are jellyfish found in Wisconsin waters? What was the largest fish ever caught on hook and line in the state?
Partnership helps Chinese children learn about cranesMarch 30, 2012
In southwestern China’s Guizhou Province, the International Crane Foundation and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies are partnering on a novel environmental education program for elementary school children that incorporates western techniques and local traditions.
History group to explore environmental ethics and activism, March 28-31March 23, 2012
The American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) will explore the theme "From the Local to the Global: Ethics, Environmentalism, and Environmental History in an Interdependent World" at its 2012 conference in Madison.
Sturgeon “thunder” has roots in biological processFebruary 7, 2012
Research into the mysterious sounds that lake sturgeon produce resumes in April, or whenever the water warms to a temperature conducive for fish spawning, which is the best time to experience sturgeon “thunder.”
UW English professor urges environmental writers to “tell stories no one else can tell”January 31, 2012
In his new book, "Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor," UW–Madison English professor Rob Nixon asks: how can environmental writers craft emotionally involving stories from disasters that are slow-moving and attritional, rather than explosive and spectacular?
John Francis: Silent no moreDecember 20, 2011
Visiting professor John Francis’s journey to the front of the classroom has been filled with twists and turns.
350 tons of e-waste recycled by UW–MadisonDecember 1, 2011
More than 350 tons of computers, monitors, and peripheral equipment have been recycled by UW–Madison between July 2010 and June 2011, according to recent tallies.
Satellite technology enables rapid, accurate mapping of forest harvest in upper MidwestNovember 9, 2011
Using satellite images, Mutlu Ozdogan, an assistant professor of forest and wildlife ecology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is automatically generating maps showing where trees have been harvested in the form of clear-cut areas over five-year intervals.
Increased use of bikes for commuting offers economic, health benefitsNovember 2, 2011
Cutting out short auto trips and replacing them with mass transit and active transport would yield major health benefits, according to a study just published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives.
Education Building renovations win top environmental rankingNovember 1, 2011
The 111-year-old Education Building’s recent renovations have given the building new life and made it the first and only building in the UW System to receive the highest ranking for a green-built building: LEED Platinum.
Patz discusses environmental health with Dalai Lama, Prime Minister of BhutanOctober 18, 2011
For professor Jonathan Patz, who directs the UW–Madison Global Health Institute and holds an appointment in the Nelson Institute, conversations around environmental ethics are an everyday occurrence. It's not every day, however, that he can discuss these issues with the Dalai Lama.
Is hunting wolves key to their conservation?August 5, 2011
Hunters have been credited with being strong conservation advocates for numerous game species in multiple countries. Would initiating a wolf hunt invoke the same advocacy for the carnivores?
Digitization project promises lichens and mosses at our fingertipsAugust 2, 2011
Lichens and mosses are well-known barometers of the environment. But soon lichens and mosses could assume a new and much broader importance as harbingers of environmental change, thanks to an effort to digitize the lichen and moss collections of U.S. herbaria.
Warming climate likely to dramatically increase Yellowstone fires by mid-centuryJuly 25, 2011
Climate is changing fire patterns in the west in a way that could markedly change the face of Yellowstone National Park, according to new research.
Landscape change leads to increased insecticide use in the MidwestJuly 11, 2011
The continued growth of cropland and loss of natural habitat have increasingly simplified agricultural landscapes in the Midwest.