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NOVEMBER 12, 2013
African academies tap Patz to chair 20-nation joint meeting on climate change
Living on a continent already vulnerable to drought, flooding and heat, scientists from 20 African Academies of Science gather Nov. 13 and 14 to discuss climate change and build interdisciplinary bridges to address it. Jonathan Patz chairs the meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


NOVEMBER 12, 2013
Lead exposure dooms some Wisconsin kids to struggle in school
Two studies funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program paint a grim reality for Wisconsin children exposed to lead before age 3.


NOVEMBER 7, 2013
Study: Focus on place motivates conservation behavior in faith-based communities
A new study published in the Journal for Religion, Nature and Culture explores how religion can play a positive role in encouraging conservation behavior.


NOVEMBER 7, 2013
Photos: Tales from Planet Earth 2013
The Tales From Planet Earth film festival, hosted by the Nelson Institute Center for Culture, History and Environment, had a triumphant return to Madison Nov. 1-3, 2013.


NOVEMBER 4, 2013
Tracey Holloway: Air quality research improves human health
Since she was young, Tracey Holloway has been on a mission to make the world a better place. Although she didn't become the mayor of Chicago like she once envisioned, she found her calling studying the atmosphere.


NOVEMBER 4, 2013
Student films screened at Nelson Institute’s ‘Tales from Planet Earth’
A collaborative class on environmental filmmaking is helping some UW-Madison students learn to tell stories in a whole new way.


NOVEMBER 4, 2013
New website takes 60-year, county-by-county look at who moves where
You can tell a lot about what a community has to offer by the types of people that are moving in and the types that choose to leave.


OCTOBER 31, 2013
Help tell the tale of Tales from Planet Earth for a chance to win
Smile for the camera for a special chance to win. We’re sharing 10 copies of best-selling author Ruth Ozeki's latest novel "A Tale for the Time Being” and 10 DVDs from a collection of favorite films shown at past Tales festivals.


OCTOBER 25, 2013
Photo exhibit to show 100 years of change in China
A unique collection of photographs documenting a century of landscape transformation in China will be on exhibit throughout November at UW-Madison. The exhibit, "Evolving Landscapes: 100 Years of Change in Western China," will be the first-ever public presentation of the images.


OCTOBER 24, 2013
Study challenges prevailing view of invasive species
Zebra mussels. Asian carp. Kudzu. Chances are you recognize these names as belonging to invasive species — plants or animals that are relocated from their native habitat to a foreign land, only to prove so prolific that they take over their new home. Except that's not how the story usually goes, according to a new study.


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