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MAY 12, 2015
Brazilian beef industry moves to reduce its destruction of rain forests
Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world's largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study shows that market-driven "zero deforestation agreements" have dramatically influenced the behavior of ranchers and the slaughterhouses to which they sell.


MAY 12, 2015
UW-Madison researchers helping to attract Kickapoo Valley tourists
The Kickapoo Valley is a picturesque area of western Wisconsin that attracts many visitors during the summer. But to improve economic development throughout this rural region, many residents and business owners want to lengthen the tourism season, and University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are helping them make plans to do so.


MAY 6, 2015
Students provide feedback and lessons learned for campus master plan
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a campus full of memorable spaces, from Library Mall to the Memorial Union Terrace, from Picnic Point to the lush green rise of Bascom Hill.


MAY 6, 2015
Symposium adds momentum to livable cities initiative
Inspired, excited and scared are some of the ways Peter Marcotullio feels when he looks at where populations are expected to boom in the coming decades.


MAY 5, 2015
Three seniors earn L&S Dean’s Prizes
The College of Letters & Science has awarded the Dean’s Prize to three talented and accomplished students, all of them connected to the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies through the undergraduate major or certificate in environmental studies.


MAY 4, 2015
As the river rises: Cahokia’s emergence and decline linked to Mississippi River flooding
As with rivers, civilizations across the world rise and fall. Sometimes, the rise and fall of rivers has something to do with it.


APRIL 29, 2015
Graduate student helps birds fly again, then follows their journeys
Jackie Edmunds has always loved birds. So it’s no surprise that she spends her days feeding, nursing and otherwise assisting them.


APRIL 28, 2015
Bigger bang for your buck: Restoring fish habitat by removing barriers
A few years ago, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Limnology created the first map of all the road crossings and dams blocking the tributary rivers that feed the five Great Lakes. These tributaries serve as migratory highways, providing fish like walleye and lake sturgeon access to headwater breeding grounds.


APRIL 24, 2015
Photos: Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, 'Hard Science, Tough Choices’
Nearly 1,500 guests gathered at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center on April 20, 2015, to celebrate Earth Day and tackle some tough choices about the environmental challenges facing our rapidly changing planet.


APRIL 24, 2015
UW-Madison startup marries digital, physical worlds
A startup business that wants to link the realm of physical objects to the digital world of the Internet is basing its future on low-cost, highly engineered, one-of-a-kind plastic stamps.


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