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.
JANUARY 23, 2013
Q&A with Dan Vimont: Climate change will bring dramatic effects to Wisconsin
UW-Madison climate scientist Dan Vimont recently spoke with Steven Elbow of The Capital Times about his work with the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts.
JANUARY 16, 2013
In the eastern U.S., spring flowers keep pace with warming climate
Using the meticulous phenological records of two iconic American naturalists, Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold, scientists have demonstrated that native plants in the eastern United States are flowering as much as a month earlier in response to a warming climate.
JANUARY 8, 2013
Lead exposure lowers fourth graders' test scores
Lead exposure is related to lower test scores among Wisconsin fourth graders, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
DECEMBER 18, 2012
Nelson Institute partnership in Ecuador honored
The Corps of Community Park Guards, a collaboration between researchers in the Nelson Institute Carnivore Coexistence Lab at UW-Madison and the Ecuadorian conservation group FundaciÃ³n Cordillera Tropical, has been recognized with a Disney Conservation Hero award from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF).
DECEMBER 17, 2012
Mapping effort charts restoration tack for Great Lakes
As the federal government builds on its $1 billion investment to clean up and restore the Great Lakes, an international research consortium has developed innovative new maps of both environmental threats and benefits to help guide cost-effective approaches to environmental remediation of the world's largest fresh water resource.
DECEMBER 5, 2012
New website, "Water @ UW-Madison," a reservoir for Wisconsin's water research
Water is a critical area of research at the University of Wisconsin"Madison. A new website, "Water @ UW-Madison," brings these streams of research together in one place.
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.