AUGUST 25, 2017
Importance of solar energy underestimated three-fold
A study by Nelson Institute Professor Greg Nemet and European colleagues shows that in 2050, the percentage of solar energy worldwide could be three times higher than previously projected. The study shows that costs have dropped and infrastructures expanded much faster than even the most optimistic models had assumed.
AUGUST 14, 2017
New video aims to preserve future of oak in Wisconsin
A new video, produced in collaboration between foresters and social scientists from UW-Madison, UW-Extension and the Department of Natural Resources, encourages Wisconsin woodland owners to adopt land management practices that encourage a future for oak trees in the state.
AUGUST 11, 2017
Canary in a coal mine: Survey captures global picture of air pollution’s effects on birds
The use of caged birds to alert miners to the invisible dangers of gases gave rise to the cautionary metaphor "canary in a coal mine.” But other than the fact that exposure to toxic gases in a confined space kills caged birds before affecting humans — providing a timely warning to miners — what do we know about the effects of air pollution on birds?
AUGUST 7, 2017
Marín-Spiotta leads initiative against sexual harassment
Erika Marín-Spiotta is partnering with scientific societies and geoscience faculty colleagues from institutions across the country to develop sexual harassment bystander intervention training for the earth, space and environmental sciences.