FEBRUARY 11, 2012
Treves testifies on proposed wolf hunting and trapping in Wisconsin
Adrian Treves, an associate professor in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and director of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab, recently provided testimony before the Wisconsin Assembly Natural Resources Committee on legislation to allow public hunting and trapping of gray wolves in Wisconsin. He also intends to testify before the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.

FEBRUARY 10, 2012
EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman Lecture
See video of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman's Feb. 7 lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, titled "Your Money or Your Life? The False Dichotomy Posed by EPA's Critics."

FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Sturgeon "thunder" has roots in biological process
Wisconsin's 2012 lake sturgeon-spearing season begins on Saturday. Research into the mysterious sounds that lake sturgeon produce resumes in April, or whenever the water warms to a temperature conducive for fish spawning, which is the best time to experience sturgeon "thunder."

FEBRUARY 8, 2012
Hunting could hurt genetic diversity of sandhill cranes, UW research suggests
As Wisconsin lawmakers debate whether to establish a hunting season for sandhill cranes, they may want to consider more than just the sheer number of birds, suggests a University of Wisconsin-Madison specialist in avian genetics.

JANUARY 27, 2012
Video: John Francis, 'Ragged Edge of Silence'
See video of a Jan. 26 talk by John Francis, Nelson Institute visiting associate professor of environmental studies. Francis spoke about the connections between silence and listening, humanity and sustainability, and faith and justice.

JANUARY 26, 2012
UW-Madison engineer honored for contributions in South Korea
Jae "Jim" Park, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at UW-Madison, has received the Order of Service Merit (red stripes medal) from the president of South Korea for his contributions to the Four Major Rivers Restoration Project, a multi-billion-dollar river restoration project in that country.

JANUARY 20, 2012
With $3.5 million, UW-led consortium will address national freight issues
The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $3.5 million grant to the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education, a consortium led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

JANUARY 20, 2012
Researchers outline food security, climate change road map
While last month's meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Durban, South Africa, made incremental progress toward helping farmers adapt to climate change and reduce agriculture's climate footprint, a group of international agriculture experts urges scientists to lay the groundwork for more decisive action on global food security in environmental negotiations in 2012.

JANUARY 19, 2012
Harvey Jacobs: Property rights a simmering global issue
From local commercial development to national political upheaval, issues of property rights are widespread and growing, according to Harvey Jacobs, professor of urban and regional planning and environmental studies.

JANUARY 18, 2012
Win a copy of 'The Ragged Edge of Silence' by visiting professor John Francis
The Nelson Institute is giving away two signed copies of Nelson Institute visiting associate professor John Francis's second book, The Ragged Edge of Silence: Finding Peace in a Noisy World.

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