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APRIL 29, 2010
New scholarships boost environmental studies, community service
Seventeen undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are the first recipients of new need-based scholarships in environmental studies that promote community service.


APRIL 27, 2010
Web site links global environment and health for middle school students and teachers
What do climate change, urban sprawl, and globalization have common? All are forms of environmental change that can trigger public health problems.


APRIL 26, 2010
Engineering students win Climate Leadership Challenge at UW-Madison
A device that would help provide electricity efficiently and at low cost in rural areas of developing countries took the top prize — $50,000 — this week in a student competition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for innovative ideas to counteract climate change.


APRIL 19, 2010
Earth Day events honor birth of environmentalism
For some of us it seems like just yesterday, but Earth Day turns 40 this year. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970. Some 20 million people participated in environmental teach-ins across the United States. The event's founder, U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, took a page from the antiwar movement to educate people about the environment and to put the cause on the national agenda.


APRIL 14, 2010
Wisconsin's environment inspires Earth Day concert
Can we hear ecology? Sixteen musicians -- including four composers -- from the University of Wisconsin-Madison believe we can.


MARCH 23, 2010
Origins of Earth Day, environmental movement come to life on Web site
People around the globe will mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day (April 22) this spring. Countless activities related to Earth Day also will take place before and after April 22. How did this unique annual observance come to pass? How did it change the course of political life across the country and around the world?


MARCH 23, 2010
Conference, concert, exhibits mark 40th anniversary of Earth Day
Environmental advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr., bestselling author Margaret Atwood and SC Johnson chair and CEO Fisk Johnson will be among the notables to speak at what promises to be among the nation's biggest Earth Day celebrations, to be held Tuesday-Wednesday, April 20-21, in Madison.


MARCH 4, 2010
New book explores widespread, troubling legacy of synthetic chemicals
Environmental historian Nancy Langston started her latest book planning to highlight the lasting legacy of manufactured chemicals that touched the lives of millions of Americans in the 1950s and 1960s. Midway through, she realized the story she was telling was likely her own as well.


FEBRUARY 26, 2010
Global water issues take spotlight in spring lecture series
Many believe water will be to the current century what oil was to the last one: the defining natural resource.


FEBRUARY 25, 2010
Earth Day conference celebrates Wisconsin's contributions to environmental progress
It was, according to American Heritage magazine, "one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy." The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970, inspired 20 million people to participate in environmental "teach-ins" across the United States.


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