MARCH 9, 2015
Share your #BeautifulUW photos for chance at free Earth Day conference student registration
Students: The Nelson Institute is seeking your best photos of the beautiful UW-Madison campus for our #BeautifulUW photo contest. Up for grabs: Free registration to our Earth Day conference on April 20, featuring keynote speaker Neil deGrasse Tyson!

MARCH 9, 2015
UW-Madison partners with communities, nonprofits to address urban food insecurity
In urban areas like Milwaukee, fresh food is still out of reach for a significant percentage of the population, and people shop for meals at the corner store or convenience mart instead.

MARCH 6, 2015
Madison-born business, distinguished professor honored with Nelson Institute alumni awards
A team of online entrepreneurs and a pioneering professor have been named the recipients of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies’ second annual alumni awards, established in 2014 to spotlight the accomplishments of the institute’s nearly 4,000 alumni.

MARCH 6, 2015
Team brings biogas to Uganda and Bolivia
Generating enthusiasm for a new kind of technology is key to its long-term success. Rebecca Larson’s research team has already accomplished that goal in Uganda, where students at Lweeza’s Primary School have been known to yell "Biogas! Biogas!” after learning about anaerobic digester (AD) systems.

MARCH 5, 2015
Nemet receives Romnes Faculty Fellowship
Gregory Nemet, associate professor of public affairs and environmental studies, is one of nine promising young members of the UW-Madison faculty honored with a Romnes Faculty Fellowship.

MARCH 5, 2015
UW finds strategies to increase number of organic grain farms in Wisconsin
While the $35 billion U.S. organic industry continues to expand at a brisk pace, organic grain production is not keeping up with the growing demand for organic livestock feed and value-added food products, according to a new report on Wisconsin organic agriculture.

MARCH 4, 2015
Scientists map unprecedented urbanization in East-Southeast Asia
Researchers have, for the first time, mapped the rapid urban expansion that has occurred across the whole of East-Southeast Asia in the last decade.

MARCH 2, 2015
Munching bugs thwart eager trees, reducing the carbon sink
In a high carbon dioxide world, the trees would come out ahead. Except for the munching bugs.

FEBRUARY 27, 2015
Engineers are making strides in reducing air pollution
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average adult breathes 3,000 gallons of air per day — yet the same air that fuels our bodies also can harm them. In fact, inhaling certain air pollutants can worsen conditions such as asthma, and studies estimate that thousands of people die prematurely each year due to air pollution.

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.

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