MAY 25, 2017
Climate change offers a comprehensive lens for public health
A new article in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, co-authored by Jason Vargo, suggests that addressing climate change offers the best means to ensure long-term public health.
MAY 25, 2017
Government transparency limited when it comes to America’s conserved private lands
American taxpayers spend millions of dollars each year to conserve privately owned lands. These lands provide public benefits like timber, water quality protection and food. Yet, information about conserved private lands — including where they are and what protections are in place — can be hard to find, impeding the effectiveness of conservation efforts and taxpayer investments.
MAY 19, 2017
30-year collaboration earns UW climatologist China’s top science honor
University of Wisconsin–Madison climatologist John Kutzbach has been awarded China’s highest scientific honor for foreigners in recognition of 30 years of collaboration that has advanced both American and Chinese climate science.
MAY 9, 2017
UniverCity Year celebrates yearlong partnership with Monona
It’s called the UniverCity Year program, but it’s really an extension of the Wisconsin Idea. On May 3, students, faculty and community members gathered at the Lake Mendota Room inside Dejope Hall to celebrate the yearlong partnership between the city of Monona and the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
MAY 3, 2017
Study measures air pollution increase attributable to air conditioning
When summer temperatures rise and people turn to their air conditioners to stay cool, something else also increases: air pollution.
MAY 2, 2017
Photos: Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, ‘Hope and Renewal’
Nearly 1,000 guests from across Wisconsin and the upper Midwest gathered on April 18 for the 11th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, Hope and Renewal in the Age of Apocalypse
APRIL 26, 2017
Two from Nelson Institute among 2017 Carnegie Fellows
Two UW-Madison professors, Greg Nemet and Gregg Mitman – both faculty members of the Nelson Institute – have been named 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellows by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
APRIL 14, 2017
‘Outdoors for All’: Summer course explores efforts to make recreation and conservation more diverse and inclusive
The nation’s wild places – from national and state parks to national forests, preserves and wilderness areas – belong to all Americans. But not all of us use these resources equally. Why? A new three-credit summer-term course, Outdoors for All (Envir St 402, Section 2), will explore this question.
APRIL 6, 2017
New website archives more than a century of research to help conserve Wisconsin’s treasured Green Lake
Nelson Institute students and faculty have developed a website to assist researchers, inform the public, and boost conservation efforts around central Wisconsin’s Green Lake.
MARCH 27, 2017
Champion of citizen science and international expert in energy efficiency honored with Nelson Institute alumni awards
A geospatial data scientist with a passion for mobilizing public participation in science and an international expert in energy efficiency have been named recipients of the Nelson Institute’s alumni awards.