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MARCH 31, 2011
From the Badlands to the bayou, students embrace spring break service projects
Several environmental studies students took part in public service projects over spring break. Along with a slideshow of photos, we share their stories in their own words.


MARCH 28, 2011
Faculty Spotlight: Adrian Treves
Every day is a balancing act for Adrian Treves. He's working with some of the planet's most imperiled carnivores and the people who share the land with them.


MARCH 28, 2011
Director of Oscar-nominated documentary to appear at Wisconsin Film Festival
Filmmaker Jennifer Redfearn will appear at the Wisconsin premiere of her recent documentary "Sun Come Up," which was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award, on the final day of the Wisconsin Film Festival.


MARCH 22, 2011
UW-Madison lake scientist gets world's top water prize
Noted University of Wisconsin-Madison limnologist Stephen Carpenter has been awarded the 2011 Stockholm Water Prize, the world's most prestigious award for water-related activities, it was announced in Stockholm, Sweden today.


MARCH 8, 2011
Cathy Middlecamp: Matching science curriculum to a changing planet
Chemistry, biology, geology and other introductory college science classes need to improve their coverage of issues related to sustainability, says Catherine Middlecamp, a distinguished faculty associate in chemistry at UW-Madison, chair of the Integrated Liberal Studies Program, and an affiliate with the Nelson Institute.


FEBRUARY 24, 2011
Faculty trio named Leopold Leadership fellows
Three Nelson Institute professors are among only 20 academics from throughout North America chosen this year to participate in a prestigious environmental leadership and communications training program.


FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Students partner with business to launch iPhone app, highlight Wisconsin-made products
What if you could enter a grocery store, and with the tap of your finger, determine which products were made in your state? Thanks to three UW-Madison graduate students and their partnership with a local grocery store, you now can.


FEBRUARY 23, 2011
Using satellites to enhance air quality understanding
The first late winter thaws bring puddles, mud, and a promise of spring in the air. But there may also be something less wholesome in the air — very high levels of air pollution.


FEBRUARY 18, 2011
Humans and the clean energy debate: Lectures to address carbon emissions, solutions
In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called for a clean-energy standard, increased funding for clean-energy technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the ambitious goal of generating 80 percent of the country's electricity from clean-energy sources by 2035. Yet, those clean-energy technologies are still widely up for debate, and the path for reducing carbon emissions is by no means clear.


FEBRUARY 18, 2011
Chemist focuses on education for real-world sustainability challenges
Introductory college science classes need to improve their coverage of issues related to sustainability, a noted chemistry educator told the American Association for the Advancement of Science today. "Across the nation, we have a problem," says Catherine Middlecamp, a distinguished faculty associate in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "We are using a 20th-century curriculum, and this is the 21st century."


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