OCTOBER 19, 2016
Reconnecting to the earth with Milwaukee youth
Having grown up and attended school together in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, UW-Madison sophomores Katie Piel and Natalie Hogan were well aware of food security issues throughout the city, but it wasn’t until college they started to learn how they could address the problems.

OCTOBER 11, 2016
Explaining the ‘terrifying’ trends of climate change: Q&A with climate scientist Galen McKinley
The earth is warming at a pace "unprecedented in 1,000 years,” NASA scientists report, threatening to breach the global temperature limits set in the Paris climate treaty that will take effect in November.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
UW-Madison’s UniverCity Alliance helps Wisconsin communities innovate, grow
This fall, the city of Monona will serve as a living lecture hall for many students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, thanks to a new program aimed at strengthening the connection between the university and communities across the state.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
New study examines where and how climate change is altering species
Like a casino dealer shuffling the deck, climate change is starting to reorder species from the grasslands of Argentina to ice-free areas of Greenland.

Scientific review critiques ‘shot-in-the-dark’ predator control
Most predator control methods implemented across North America and Europe have never been tested experimentally against accepted standards of evidence, suggests a new scientific review published today in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Nelson Institute partnership with South Madison farmer featured in Wisconsin Public Television show
The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin Public Television have partnered for "Wisconsin's Homegrown Farmer," a program about the challenges facing a new generation of farmers that will begin airing Sept. 8.

AUGUST 31, 2016
Climate Wisconsin 2050: New resource helps communities adapt to change
Increases in average temperature, higher frequency and intensity of rainfall, and heavier snowfalls are just a few of the things Wisconsinites can expect by the year 2050, according to climate scientists.

AUGUST 5, 2016
Holloway to lead NASA Health and Air Quality Initiative
NASA has tapped Nelson Institute Professor Tracey Holloway to lead the Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team, a multi-institutional effort to help make environmental satellite data more accessible and useful.

AUGUST 5, 2016
New virus found during investigation into largemouth bass fish kill
A new virus has been identified in association with a die-off of largemouth bass in Pine Lake in Wisconsin’s Forest County.

AUGUST 1, 2016
UW researchers contribute to study of mammoth survival on tiny island
Nearly 5,500 years ago, prehistoric human civilizations in the Fertile Crescent were flourishing, horses and chickens were being domesticated, and a population of island-dwelling woolly mammoths was surviving — thousands of years later than their mainland cousins — on a remnant piece of land once part of the Bering Strait land bridge.

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