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April 13, 2019
Amintas Brandao Jr. Wins Arthur B. Sacks Award

Amintas Brandao Jr. was awarded Arthur B. Sacks Award for Graduate Excellence in Environmental Studies and Sustainability!  Advisor, Holly Gibbs. Congratulations, Amintas!

April 10, 2019
Seth Spawn Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Seth was just awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) for his work on "Finding space for diversification in US agriculture". Congratulations, Seth!

April 05, 2019
Seth Spawn Receives Olmstead Award for Outstanding Publication

Seth Spawn, GLUE/SAGE PhD student, was awarded the Department of Geography’s 2019 Olmstead Award for outstanding publication for his recent paper in Environmental Research Letters on Carbon emissions from cropland expansion in the United States. 


March 21, 2019
David Abel and Holloway Team Publish New Paper in Environmental Science & Technology

We all know that turning off lights and buying energy-efficient appliances affects our financial bottom line. Now, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers, we know that saving energy also saves lives and even more money for consumers by alleviating the costs of adverse health effects attributed to air pollution.


January 23, 2019
As Climate Heats Up, Rising Rainfall Averages Hide Crop-Killing Droughts

Research performed in the Ethiopian highlands by SAGE scientists Michael Eggen and Mutlu Ozdogan shows that even in years with above average rainfall, crops can be severely reduced by drought early in the growing season, when seeds must sprout and get established. The research was published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. 


January 08, 2019
Jonathan Patz Interviewed on WPR - Why Climate Change Is A Major Public Health Issue

Climate change has major consequences for public health. According to the 2015 Global Burden of Disease Report, air pollution causes approximately 7 million premature deaths per year. Our guest was a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for over a decade. Dr. Patz explains the connection between climate change and human health.