AUGUST 28, 2015
Horowitz joins Nelson Institute faculty with expertise in environmental governance
This fall, Leah Horowitz is trading in her sun visor for a cheese hat as she joins the Nelson Institute as an assistant professor of environmental studies.

AUGUST 27, 2015
DeWitt to discuss pope’s call to action and global Wisconsin Idea
In his encyclical "Laudato Si’," Pope Francis critiqued consumerism and irresponsible development, lamented environmental degradation and global warming, and called on all people of the world to take "swift and unified global action.”

AUGUST 25, 2015
Communities have turned to water resources program for 50 years
Lake Marion is a shallow sliver of a lake on the edge of Mazomanie, Wisconsin. Created in the 1850s by a dam that fed a nearby mill, the lake has become a valuable aquatic habitat and a popular bass fishing spot for locals.

AUGUST 25, 2015
Understanding El Niño: Q&A with climate scientist Dan Vimont
With forecasters predicting that the developing El Niño could rival the strongest on record, we asked associate professor Dan Vimont to explain the weather phenomenon and its potential effects.

AUGUST 17, 2015
Report: Bicycling deaths have decreased, but adults remain at elevated risk
Overall rates for U.S. biking deaths decreased 44 percent from 1975 to 2012, according to a new report published Aug. 14 by the Centers for Disease Control and led by Jason Vargo, an assistant scientist with UW-Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Global Health Institute.

AUGUST 10, 2015
UW-Madison earns top-five ranking in conservation and natural resources education
The university garnered a fifth-place ranking among higher education bachelor’s degree programs in conservation and natural resources, according to College Factual, an organization that uses outcomes-based data to help students with college selection.

AUGUST 7, 2015
Inclination to illegally kill wolves persists in Wisconsin, study finds
Legal wolf hunting did not affect attitudes or inclinations to kill wolves illegally in Wisconsin, according to a study recently published in Biological Conservation, part of a special issue of the journal examining non-compliance with conservation rules.

AUGUST 3, 2015
Students develop carbon reduction strategies in Colombia
Any effort to become more energy-efficient begins with assessing the baseline: the current carbon footprint of a home, building or entire company. But that can be a daunting task. So when Ron Meissen, senior director of sustainability for Baxter Healthcare, heard that his Colombian colleagues wanted to reduce their company’s carbon footprint, he knew it would make a perfect graduate student project.