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.
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.
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.
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.
Panelists from the Madison area and beyond will consider the growing sector "green jobs" and the challenges and opportunities presented for students, mid-career professionals and others seeking environmentally oriented careers in a series of free public discussions this fall at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
A device that would help provide electricity efficiently and at low cost in rural areas of developing countries took the top prize - $50,000 - this week in a student competition at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for innovative ideas to counteract climate change.
For some of us it seems like just yesterday, but Earth Day turns 40 this year. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. Some 20 million people participated in environmental teach-ins across the United States. The event’s founder, U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, took a page from the antiwar movement to educate people about the environment and to put the cause on the national agenda.