Tag Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Globally, irrigation increases agricultural productivity by an amount roughly equivalent to the entire agricultural output of the U.S., according to a new University of Wisconsin–Madison study.
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?
How deep is the ocean’s capacity to buffer against climate change?
An estimated two billion people in the developing world heat and cook with a biomass fuel such as wood, but the practice exposes people - especially women - to large doses of small-particle air pollution, which can cause premature death and lung disease.
A new study appearing this week (June 22, 2011) in the journal Climatic Change, documents the medical conditions aggravated by hot weather, the age groups most affected, and forecasts an increase in hospital admissions in urban areas due to predicted climate change and accompanying weather extremes.
How did pesticide spraying for malaria in Borneo lead to a Typhus fever epidemic? Why did drilling wells for cleaner water lead to widespread arsenic-related skin cancer in Bangladesh?
It's an issue that crops up wherever humans and big predators - wolves, bears, lions - coexist.
Using a national approach to studying a complex question of environmental policy, Adena Rissman, a professor of forest and wildlife ecology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, guided a graduate seminar that examined the use of conservation easements in Wisconsin.
Identifying the human impact of rising sea levels is far more complex than just looking at coastal cities on a map.
Four undergraduates have won $50,000 in a student competition at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for innovative ideas to counteract climate change.
Several archival video clips and a new short film have been added to a website that documents the history of Earth Day.
Pursuing environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is certainly not new, but being able to major in it is.
Two dazzling new gathering places on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus will share the spotlight on Wednesday, April 20 as joint venues for the Nelson Institute's fifth annual Earth Day Conference, and the public is invited.
Three University of Wisconsin–Madison professors are among only 20 academics from throughout North America chosen this year to participate in a prestigious environmental leadership and communications training program.
The first late winter thaws bring puddles, mud, and a promise of spring in the air. But there may also be something less wholesome in the air - very high levels of air pollution.
People anywhere with an Internet connection may report sightings of sick or dead wild animals through the Wildlife Disease Event Reporter.
Two new tools that enable the public to report sick or dead wild animals could also lead to the detection and containment of wildlife disease outbreaks that may pose a health risk to people.
University of Wisconsin–Madison students have an opportunity to win $50,000 with their innovative ideas and creative solutions for climate change. The Nelson Institute Center…
University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin will lead a dynamic conversation on Wednesday, Sept. 29, with four UW–Madison faculty at the top of their fields to cut through the chatter and tackle the issues at the core of what it means to live in a democracy in 2010.