Tag Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Urbanization is one of the most important trends of the 21st century, yet we don't have a good idea of how much land cities occupy.
The Tales from Planet Earth film festival takes center stage in Madison Friday-Sunday, Nov. 6-8 with something new — a built-in call to action.
By accurately modeling Earth's last major global warming - and answering pressing questions about its causes - scientists led by University of Wisconsin–Madison and National Center for Atmospheric Research climatologists are unraveling the intricacies of the kind of abrupt climate shifts that may occur in the future.
The spread of malaria, one of the world's most prevalent insect-borne diseases and a leading killer of children, may have more to do with landscape than precipitation as the world warms, according to a new study.
Hurricanes are well known for the trail of damage and debris they can leave on land, but less known for the invisible trail left over the ocean by their gale-force winds - a trail of carbon dioxide.