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.

DECEMBER 27, 2011
Deep freeze has yet to hit Madison lakes
Wide swaths of lawn aren't the only odd sight on campus this late in December. There is still all kinds of open water on either side of Madison's isthmus, as ice has yet to take hold on lakes Mendota or Monona.

DECEMBER 22, 2011
Practicing what we teach: Faculty and students share their commitment to environmental living
Actions to reduce environmental impacts are common among the Nelson Institute's undaunted faculty, staff and students, many of whom are doing as much as their situations allow.

DECEMBER 22, 2011
John Francis: Silent no more
Visiting professor John Francis' journey to the front of the classroom has been filled with twists and turns. Spurred by a 1971 oil spill in California, he took a vow of silence for 17 years and eschewed motor vehicles for 22 years, walking across North and South America and spreading inspiration and environmental awareness.

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