MARCH 7, 2012
Film festival finds environmental stories in unexpected places
From Cold War bunkers in Albania to the night skies over Manhattan, Tales from Planet Earth will offer a broad — and often surprising — exploration of the environment.
MARCH 1, 2012
Communicating danger across 10,000 years
Giant symbols carved into canyon walls might tell the story of a long-ago hunt, a creation myth, or a genocide — but because the cultures who created rock art have vanished, there is no way of discerning their exact meaning. One day, the same will be true of our own symbols and methods of storytelling.
FEBRUARY 28, 2012
Bazzell receives Jefferson Award
Nelson Institute Board of Visitors member Darrell Bazzell was named February's Jefferson Award Winner by WKOW Channel 27.
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
Nelson Institute awarded UW-Madison's first S-STEM grant from National Science Foundation
The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies has been awarded UW-Madison's first-ever National Science Foundation S-STEM grant for undergraduate scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
Win your choice of favorite Tales from Planet Earth films
In anticipation of this year's Tales from Planet Earth film festival, the Nelson Institute is giving away five DVDs from a collection of Tales favorites.
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
Proposed hunt poorly designed, says UW wolf expert
Legislation outlining a proposed state wolf hunt is likely to hurt wolf populations while failing to resolve existing conflicts with humans, says UW"Madison professor Adrian Treves.
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
Does history repeat? Using the past to improve ecological forecasting
To better predict the future, Jack Williams is looking to the past. "Environmental change is altering the composition and function of ecological communities," says Williams, the Bryson Professor of Climate, People, and the Environment in the UW"Madison geography department.
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
Student sustainability competition a springboard for local development, global solutions
A new way to produce energy from agricultural waste, a recycled device that can provide cheap and efficient electricity in developing countries, and a smart phone application that allows shoppers to check the carbon footprint of grocery items with the click of a button. These are just a few of the cutting edge sustainability solutions advanced by enterprising environmental innovators " all students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
UW"Madison names finalists for Nelson Institute director
UW-Madison has named three finalists for the director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.
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.