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MAY 2, 2014
Tolerance for predatory wildlife dependent on social factors
While promoting human tolerance is critical to the success of predator conservation efforts, the factors that affect people’s tolerance of wildlife are not well understood. A new paper published today (May 2) in Science seeks to help fill that knowledge gap, drawing on the latest data from around the world for insights that could aid future recovery and restoration efforts.


MAY 2, 2014
Faculty and students awarded Sustainability Innovation in Research and Education grants
Several Nelson Institute faculty, staff and students are among the recipients of 2014 Sustainability Innovation in Research and Education (SIRE) awards from the UW-Madison Office of Sustainability.


MAY 2, 2014
Documentary with Nelson connections wins international award for archival footage
The trailer for "A Film Never Made,” a documentary codirected and produced by Nelson Institute faculty affiliate Gregg Mitman, captured the award for best use of archival footage in a short production at the 11th annual FOCAL International Awards April 30.


APRIL 30, 2014
Sue Montgomery: From family doctor to environmental health practitioner
In May, Sue Montgomery will graduate with a master’s degree in Water Resources Management (WRM). After a 20-year career practicing family medicine, she has removed her doctor’s coat to instead work to create a healthier environment.


APRIL 28, 2014
Nelson Institute student awarded $25,000 in national agricultural innovation competition
Mighty Mealworm, a team from UW-Madison that includes Nelson Institute graduate student Valerie Stull, was among the six top teams in the national Agricultural Innovation Prize and will receive $25,000.


APRIL 25, 2014
Photos: Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, 'Earth: To Be Determined'
Nearly 800 participants from across the upper Midwest joined in a thought-provoking day of presentations and discussions at the eighth annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference April 22 in Madison, Wis.


APRIL 24, 2014
Nelson Institute students compete for Agricultural Innovation Prize
Nelson Institute graduate students Valerie Stull, Aleia McCord and Sarah Stefanos will be among two of the 30 teams of undergraduate and graduate students that UW-Madison will host from across the country this week for the national Agricultural Innovation Prize.


APRIL 24, 2014
$13,000 awarded for creative student solutions in energy and sustainability
The Wisconsin Energy Institute and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison hosted eight teams of students in the 2014 Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge.


APRIL 23, 2014
UW-Madison team to present Styrofoam reuse program in Washington, D.C.
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison students is educating people, promoting prosperity and protecting the planet in its development of recycling and reuse networks for Styrofoam boxes and shipping materials on campus.


APRIL 17, 2014
Llama fur and entrepreneurship build a business
Two University of Wisconsin-Madison students are bringing together collaborators on three continents to pursue their dream of building a sustainable sleeping bag.


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