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NOVEMBER 30, 2012
Key lesson from the first hunt: Harvesting wolves may be easier than anticipated
One of the early lessons from Wisconsin's first wolf hunt in decades is that shooting or trapping wolves is easier than wildlife management experts had expected, says Tim Van Deelen, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of forest and wildlife ecology.


NOVEMBER 29, 2012
Serving up fruits and vegetables, partnership works to improve access
Access to fruits and vegetables is something many people take for granted. But for those who live in "food deserts" — areas where food stores and produce aren't readily available — it's an obstacle to healthy eating.


NOVEMBER 15, 2012
Deer, wolf and hunting: Professor shines spotlight of data on a durable debate
When the Wisconsin gun deer season starts Saturday, Nov. 17, some hunters will be wondering about the impacts of the growing wolf population, and the first wolf hunting season in more than 60 years.


NOVEMBER 15, 2012
Public opinion of wolves could influence hunt outcome
Illegal wolf kills typically spike during gun deer season, says UW-Madison environmental studies professor Adrian Treves, whether due to a sense of competition, fear, or simply increased opportunity. Will the ongoing public wolf hunt affect that trend?


NOVEMBER 7, 2012
Environmental leader to speak on "America the possible," Nov. 12
Author and environmental law expert Gus Speth will describe his vision of a more economically and environmentally sustainable future next week at UW-Madison.


NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Stirred, not shaken, lake mixing experiment shows promise
The question is simple: can a lake be cleansed of a pernicious invader by simply raising the water temperature? The answer so far: maybe, maybe not.


NOVEMBER 5, 2012
Survey offers a new look at Wisconsin logging
Wisconsin's logging business is following the same trend as many other industries: Fewer, larger, more mechanized operations.


OCTOBER 30, 2012
In the spotlight: Tess Arenas advances environmental justice
"Many students of color are not familiar with the depth and breadth of environmental studies; I hope to make a difference in that area," says Andrea-Teresa "Tess" Arenas, a Nelson Institute honorary fellow and member of the UW-Madison Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Program.


OCTOBER 26, 2012
Community forum to focus on fracking and sand mining
Fracking, the controversial technology for opening natural gas deposits, will be the focus of a three-part Community Environmental Forum series beginning on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 5:30 p.m. in room 1106 of the Mechanical Engineering Building.


OCTOBER 20, 2012
Nixon's award-winning 'Slow Violence' gives voice to global struggle
The cover of Rob Nixon's new book features black smoke, drifting across a dreary cityscape. The title, "Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor," hints at grim topics within: radiation contamination, toxic drift, the destruction of ecosystems and communities to make way for dams or mines.


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