APRIL 3, 2013
A new Earth Day: Emerging challenges in a rapidly changing world
As Earth Day 2013 approaches, we queried a number of Nelson Institute faculty and staff members for their perspectives on our rapidly changing environment, as well as opportunities for innovation.
MARCH 27, 2013
Melting Arctic ice may drive extreme weather
New research by Steve Vavrus, a senior scientist in the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, links ice loss in the Arctic to extreme weather events, such as drought, flooding, cold spells and heat waves, in much of the United States.
MARCH 25, 2013
An exploration of connections: Q&A with Earth Day conference speaker Celine Cousteau
Celine Cousteau, founder of the nonprofit organization CauseCentric Productions and a longtime explorer and filmmaker, is among the featured speakers at the seventh annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, joining renowned primatologist Jane Goodall and many others.
MARCH 5, 2013
Monica White to keynote symposium on 'race & place'
Monica White, assistant professor of environmental justice, will kick off the annual spring symposium "Race &..." at UW-Madison.
FEBRUARY 27, 2013
Jane Goodall to keynote Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference in April
World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace, will be the keynote speaker at the seventh annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference on Monday, April 15, in Madison.
FEBRUARY 26, 2013
Publication tells how climate change data affect natural resource decisions
A wide array of natural and human systems are feeling the effects of Wisconsin's changing climate. But the state is adapting in a variety of ways to a warmer, wetter climate that is projected to see more frequent droughts, heat waves and heavy rainfalls by mid-century.
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
UW-Madison among "Sustainable 16" in Environmental March Madness tournament
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is among 16 colleges and universities recognized for excellence in environmental academics and sustainability practices as part of the Second Annual Environmental March Madness tournament.
FEBRUARY 13, 2013
UW's veterinary medical school adopts wildlife health project
Outbreaks of disease in wildlife may seem remote and, for most humans, inconsequential. But disease events that arise in wild animal populations can be far-reaching and can even pose a threat to humans and domestic animals far removed from the source of animal affliction.
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
In the spotlight: Rob Beattie helps students reach their full potential
Rob Beattie, associate director of the Nelson Institute's Certificate on Humans and the Global Environment (CHANGE) and academic coordinator and instructor for the Community Environmental Scholars Program (CESP), helps students become interdisciplinary experts.
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
Warming 'seesaw' turns extra sunlight into global greenhouse
Earth's most recent shift to a warm climate began with intense summer sun in the Northern Hemisphere, the first pressure on a seesaw that tossed powerful forces between the planet's poles until greenhouse gases accelerated temperature change on a global scale.