MAY 31, 2011
Iceland volcano sparks unique workshop on ecological restoration
How do restoration ecologists gathered for an international conference recover from a record-setting volcanic eruption? Joy Zedler, professor of botany at UW-Madison and an affiliate faculty member in the Nelson Institute, recently found out. Her plane was the last allowed to land in Reykjavik, Iceland, on Sunday, May 22, just hours after the Grimsvotn volcano spewed its cloud of ash across the southeastern part of the country.
MAY 31, 2011
Human impacts of rising oceans will extend well beyond coasts
Identifying the human impact of rising sea levels is far more complex than just looking at coastal cities on a map.
MAY 27, 2011
WRM project to investigate groundwater recycling
Sixteen students in the Nelson Institute's Water Resources Management graduate program believe Madison could benefit from a water recycling program—something they're exploring as part of a group research practicum this summer.
MAY 18, 2011
Alumna honored for social justice education work
A Nelson Institute alumna has received a 2011 UW-Madison Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award.
MAY 6, 2011
Planting knowledge about sustainable gardens
Culminating a semester-long effort, undergraduate environmental studies certificate students and members of the Nelson Institute Community Environmental Scholars Program distributed 1,000 free vegetable seedlings May 7 at the Dane County Farmers' Market "School on the Square" event.
MAY 2, 2011
Mitman to lead environmental history society
The American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) has chosen Nelson Institute interim director Gregg Mitman as its next president.
APRIL 29, 2011
Steve Vavrus on how climate change could affect extreme weather
The earth's delicate climate balance is undergoing a radical, human-caused transformation, and the changes will disrupt much in our world, says Steve Vavrus, a senior scientist with the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, in a recent video feature for the magazine The Nation.
APRIL 21, 2011
Four UW-Madison students share $50,000 prize in climate contest
Four undergraduates have won $50,000 in a student competition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for innovative ideas to counteract climate change.
APRIL 21, 2011
McKinley named winner of Distinguished Teaching Award
Ten University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty have been named this year's Distinguished Teaching Award winners, including Galen A. McKinley, assistant professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and an affiliate faculty member in the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research.
APRIL 19, 2011
Archival video, new film added to Earth Day web site
Several archival video clips and a new short film have been added to a Web site that documents the history of Earth Day.