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Founder of carbon-offset firm to speak

March 26, 2008

A prominent champion of environmental quality and human equality, Michel Gelobter will give a free public lecture, “Environmental Justice and Climate Change,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in 1121 Mosse Humanities.

Post-Kyoto environmental discussion to take place at UW–Madison

November 13, 2007

This December in Bali, new international talks will be launched to determine the successor of the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. The science has spoken. We know the problem is real, but how do we move forward with a solution?

Illustration: The ethical dimensions of global climate change

November 6, 2007

The two world maps schematically represent the contribution of different nations to global warming, as measured in atmospheric carbon output (top) and…

Hungry insects leave clues to impacts of climate change

August 27, 2007

Harshaw, Wis. — A boardwalk beckons into the stand of trees, pleasantly cool on a hot summer morning — where it becomes immediately clear…

Professor recognized for work on climate change and insurance

June 22, 2007

Dan Anderson, a University of Wisconsin–Madison business professor, has won a $10,000 stipend for his paper on risk management as it relates to global warming and climate change.

New process makes diesel fuel, industrial chemicals from simple sugar

June 29, 2006

A University of Wisconsin–Madison chemical and biological engineering professor reports in the June 30 issue of the journal Science on a better way to make a chemical intermediate called HMF from fructose: fruit sugar. Chemical intermediates are compounds that are the raw material for many modern plastics, drugs and fuels.

Climate change to bring a wave of new health risks

February 21, 2005

Climate change will not only bring about a warmer world, it is also very likely to set the stage for an unhealthier one.

150-year global ice record reveals major warming trend

September 7, 2000

From sources as diverse as newspaper archives, transportation ledgers and religious observances, scientists have amassed lake and river ice records spanning the Northern Hemisphere that show a steady 150-year warming trend.