FEBRUARY 5, 2015
EPA Administrator’s WHO address completes 18-year circle for Patz
Listening to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy address the World Health Organization’s executive board, Jonathan Patz, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute, could see his work coming full circle.
JANUARY 30, 2015
Learning lessons by following Madison’s foxes and coyotes
Last year, a family of foxes — complete with roly-poly kits — took up residence on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and made the city its playground. With winter in full swing, the foxes and their larger dog-like counterparts, coyotes, are out there again, roaming the wilder (and often not so wild) parts of the city and campus.
JANUARY 22, 2015
Study shows Brazil’s Soy Moratorium still needed to preserve Amazon
Today, fewer chicken nuggets can trace their roots to cleared Amazon rain forest.
JANUARY 22, 2015
UW–Madison offers free Leopold’s land ethic online course and February event
The University of Wisconsin-Madison will offer its next round of six Massive Open Online Courses beginning Jan. 26 with "The Land Ethic Reclaimed: Perceptive Hunting, Aldo Leopold and Conservation.”
JANUARY 21, 2015
Seeking sustainable urban habitat for tomorrow’s ‘metro sapiens’
Generally speaking, cities are concentrated centers of resource consumption, waste generation, air pollution and other negative environmental impacts. But what if they weren’t?
JANUARY 16, 2015
Students create Campus Food Map and Sustainable Dining Guide
A new Campus Food Map and Sustainable Dining Guide is now available online, created by a student team as part of the Environmental Studies 600 capstone course Consumer-Driven Sustainability.
JANUARY 15, 2015
Humanity has exceeded 4 of 9 'planetary boundaries,' according to researchers
An international team of researchers says climate change, the loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, and altered biogeochemical cycles like phosphorus and nitrogen runoff have all passed beyond levels that put humanity in a "safe operating space."
JANUARY 8, 2015
Website offers the stories and science surrounding the St. Louis River Estuary
Stories of the St. Louis River are presented along with information and examples of scientific work going on in the river in a new website, the "Stories and Science of the St. Louis River Estuary.”
JANUARY 2, 2015
Deer account for almost half of long-term forest change, study finds
A study released this week has linked at least 40 percent of species changes in the forests of northern Wisconsin and Michigan over the past 60 years to the eating habits of white-tailed deer.
DECEMBER 22, 2014
A year of firsts and findings: Nelson Institute highlights from 2014
The interdisciplinary research, teaching and service of the Nelson Institute make UW-Madison a world leader in addressing environmental challenges. 2014 was no exception.