FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Could squirmy livestock dent Africa’s protein deficit?
As a cheap and easy source of protein for humans, it might be hard to beat the mighty mealworm. Graduate students Rachel Bergmans and Valerie Stull are researching the use of mealworms as an inexpensive microlivestock.
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Mealworm farming project wins Climate Quest competition
MIGHTi (Mission to Improve Global Health Through Insects) is the winner of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Climate Quest competition, sponsored by American Family Insurance.
FEBRUARY 25, 2015
Policy maps may help efforts to clean up the Yahara lakes
On a patch of land upstream of Lake Mendota, where Dorn Creek meanders through farmland, local, state and federal policies are working in tandem to reduce soil and nutrient runoff into the Yahara lakes. In fact, public efforts to clean up the lakes reside in often-overlapping patches across the Yahara Watershed, a pattern made more visible by new research from the Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) project at UW-Madison.
FEBRUARY 19, 2015
James Schauer: Addressing air pollution critical to healthy, sustainable cities
Imagine a warm, sunny day. The birds are chirping and the air appears to be clear. On a day like this, it’s hard to imagine that this seemingly healthy atmosphere may bring unhealthy consequences. But according to professor James Schauer, it can.
FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Climate change driving brutal winter?
Prolonged cold snaps on the East Coast, California drought and frozen mornings in the South all have something in common – the atmospheric jet stream which transports weather systems that’s taken to meandering all over North America.
FEBRUARY 16, 2015
Middlecamp honored for encouraging disadvantaged students in chemical sciences
Cathy Middlecamp, a UW-Madison professor of environmental studies, has been honored with a national award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for encouraging disadvantaged students into careers in the chemical sciences.
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Who is a climate scientist? The Why Files profiles Nelson Institute researchers
As the ramifications of climate change broaden, The Why Files set out to learn more about the scientists who study the causes and effects of climate change.
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.