NOVEMBER 18, 2010
UW-Madison soil scientist named U.S. professor of the year
Please excuse Teri Balser if she misses class this week. The University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor of soil science has just been named U.S. professor of the year, and she's headed to Washington, D.C., to be honored on the national stage.
NOVEMBER 12, 2010
UW-Madison scholar tapped to lead American Historical Association
University of Wisconsin-Madison historian William Cronon has been elected president of the American Historical Association, a position considered one of the highest honors in the profession.
NOVEMBER 1, 2010
Expanding croplands chipping away at world's carbon stocks
Nature's capacity to store carbon, the element at the heart of global climate woes, is steadily eroding as the world's farmers expand croplands at the expense of native ecosystem such as forests.
OCTOBER 29, 2010
UW-Madison earns top grade for sustainability efforts
The University of Wisconsin-Madison has received the highest possible grade, an A, in a national college sustainability ranking released today.
OCTOBER 25, 2010
Wildlife health-reporting tools may help prevent human illness
Two new tools that enable the public to report sick or dead wild animals could also lead to the detection and containment of wildlife disease outbreaks that may pose a health risk to people.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
Climate Leadership Challenge launches competition with $50K grand prize
UW-Madison students have an opportunity to win $50,000 with their innovative ideas and creative solutions for climate change.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
Event to mark 75th anniversary of federal conservation service
Kathleen Merrigan, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will speak at UW-Madison on Wednesday, Sept. 29, to mark the 75th anniversary of the USDA\'s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
Green jobs take spotlight in Community Environmental Forum
What are green jobs, and how do people prepare for them? Panelists from the Madison area and beyond will consider this growing sector of the economy and the challenges and opportunities it presents for students, mid-career professionals and others seeking environmentally oriented careers in a series of free public discussions this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2010
UW-Madison researcher wins grant to explore policy options for climate change
A University of Wisconsin-Madison La Follette School of Public Affairs professor has won a three-year, $183,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to explore options for public-policy mechanisms to address climate change.
JUNE 16, 2010
Incidence of malaria jumps when Amazon forests are cut
Establishing a firm link between environmental change and human disease has always been an iffy proposition. Now, however, a team of scientists from the UW"Madison, writing in the current (June 16, 2010) online issue of the CDC journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, presents the most enumerated case to date linking increased incidence of malaria to land-use practices in the Amazon.