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.
It's a time when one person's refuse may be another's gold.
Commuters to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus now have a new site to drop off compostable food waste from home or office.
These experts can help with media coverages of endangered species.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.”
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?
Visiting professor John Francis’s journey to the front of the classroom has been filled with twists and turns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.