Director’s Cut

I’m happy for this opportunity to introduce myself and to write about the Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), which has been my professional home for over 20 years!

Map Maker

Yanhua Xie, a researcher at the Nelson Institute’s Center for Sustainability and Global Environment, has been working to build agriculture irrigation maps at a level that has never been done before.

Fortifying Farmland

Anyone who’s driven through rural Wisconsin — or had their eye pressure checked — is familiar with the idyllic picture of the Midwest: a two-lane road between rolling pastures leading to a little red farmhouse.

New study by Environment and Resources graduate student reports the health benefits of reducing air pollution

Nick Mailloux, an Environment and Resources graduate student, is lead author of a newly published report in the journal GeoHealth addressing the health benefits of removing dangerous fine particulates released into the air by electricity generation, transportation, industrial activities and building functions like heating and cooking — also major sources of carbon dioxide emissions that cause climate change, since they predominantly rely on burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas.