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The recent heat wave baking much of the country has prompted many people to ask: Is this due to climate change?
Though worries about “nuclear winter” have faded since the end of the Cold War, existing stockpiles of nuclear weapons still hold the potential for devastating global impacts. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and Rutgers University have found that the climate effects of a hypothetical nuclear war between India and Pakistan would greatly reduce yields of staple crops, even in distant countries.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison's Multicultural Student Center will name John Francis and Kabzuag Vaj as the 2012 honorees of the McDowell Alumni Achievement Award at this year's Multicultural Leadership Awards and Graduation Celebration.
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.
Economic growth, consumption, sustainability and happiness will be explored during the sixth annual Nelson Institute Earth Day conference on Monday, April 16, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.
From Cold War bunkers in Albania to the night skies over Manhattan, Tales from Planet Earth will offer a broad - and often surprising - exploration of the environment.
The UW–Madison Office of Sustainability, which grew out of the campuswide Sustainability Initiative, will officially launch on Friday, March 9, with an event at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies has been awarded UW–Madison's first-ever National Science Foundation S-STEM grant for undergraduate scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
To better predict the future, Jack Williams is looking to the past.
Legislation outlining a proposed state wolf hunt is likely to hurt wolf populations while failing to resolve existing conflicts with humans, says a UW–Madison wolf…
UW-Madison has named three finalists for the director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
Visiting professor John Francis’s journey to the front of the classroom has been filled with twists and turns.
Shifting a fraction of truck-borne freight onto trains would have an outsized impact on air quality in the Midwest, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
New simulations of summer rains in the arid American Southwest show that they are influenced by the previous winter's snowpack in the Rocky Mountains.
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 University of Wisconsin–Madison is among several institutions that will collaborate through a new federal Northeast Climate Science Center to study the effects of climate change on ecosystems, wildlife, water and other resources.
Eleven distinguished faculty members have received named professorships, some of the highest honors for established faculty.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s new environmental studies major was mentioned in a U.S. News and World Report article that spotlighted nine “hot college majors” from around the nation. The mention of the new major came as students began signing up for the new undergraduate major in environmental studies at UW–Madison.