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FEBRUARY 14, 2011
Faculty Spotlight: Galen McKinley
Combine a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering with a Ph.D. in climate physics and chemistry. Add expertise in using computer models to understand natural systems and a precise knowledge of the carbon cycle. Top it off with an enthusiastic, empathetic approach to instruction and you have Galen McKinley, an award-winning researcher and teacher with the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research.


FEBRUARY 14, 2011
World phosphorous use crosses critical threshold
Recalculating the global use of phosphorous, a fertilizer linchpin of modern agriculture, a team of researchers warns that the world's stocks may soon be in short supply and that overuse in the industrialized world has become a leading cause of the pollution of lakes, rivers and streams.


FEBRUARY 7, 2011
Silent for 17 years, Planetwalker John Francis lends his voice as visiting professor
John Francis returns to the Nelson Institute this fall, sharing the lessons of his journey across the country and the world as a silent advocate for environmental stewardship.


FEBRUARY 7, 2011
Report assesses climate change impacts, adaptation strategies
A statewide collaborative of scientists and diverse stakeholders is proposing a multitude of measures to help protect and enhance Wisconsin's natural resources, economic vitality, and public well-being as the state's climate becomes warmer and wetter.


FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Global Health Initiative sparks creative thinking with Incubator series
If ever there were a novel approach to a global health issue, Caitilyn Allen may have found it in a radio drama produced by the Ugandan agricultural extension.


JANUARY 27, 2011
Stan Temple: A life saving threatened species
It is an icy winter Monday, and Stan Temple, for the sake of a shortened semester, must cram two lectures into one for the 300 students in his iconic Extinction of Species course.


JANUARY 21, 2011
UW-Madison remembers student who died in car accident
University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Anna Shoemaker is being remembered as a student with a bright future in the field of international environmental policy.


JANUARY 19, 2011
UW-Madison conservation goals heeded and exceeded
We Conserve, an environmental stewardship program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, pledged in 2006 to reduce campus energy use and environmental footprint by 20 percent by 2010. Program director Faramarz Vakili announced this week that the program exceeded this goal, achieving a 25 percent annual energy reduction relative to 2006 levels.


JANUARY 11, 2011
Wildlife Health Event Reporter web site available
The mysterious die-off of 5,000 red-winged blackbirds in Arkansas earlier this month sparked interest in wildlife health.


JANUARY 6, 2011
Madison's water resources focus of new sustainability project
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is turning a comprehensive lens on Madison's water in all its forms — in the lakes, streets, faucets, ground and atmosphere — thanks to the National Science Foundation.


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