Everyone’s Earth lecture discusses enslaved people’s mobility
On November 2, the Nelson Institute’s Everyone’s Earth lecture series hosted Dr. Christy Hyman, assistant professor of human geography at Mississippi State University, where she spoke on the intersections of the social, political, and economic costs of enslaved freedom seekers and their journey to liberation.
Back in Bangladesh, EC Alumna Uses New Skills
Traveling from the opposite side of the world, Sumaiya Firoze came to the Nelson Institute determined to grow her conservation knowledge and skills to help her home country of Bangladesh.
Environmental Advocacy in Action
“Madison in the summer is beautiful," says undergraduate Kendi Aaron. “That's the one thing I will die on a hill for.”
The Best Laid Plans
“The story usually starts with carbon.”
Advocating for a Shared Future
While Elliott Funmaker of the Wisconsin Dells Singers drummed a song passed down through generations, officials raised the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin flag outside of the Waunakee Village Hall on the first day of Native American Heritage Month.
What’s Stressing Wisconsin’s Wildlife?
Wisconsin wildlife are stressed by climate change, according to a report from the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI).
UW–Madison recognized by Dane County Climate Champions for employee commuting.
Climate Influencers and the Politics of Attention
How youth climate activists strategically leverage attention to gain institutional influence while navigating its uneven distribution across geographies.
Despite commitments, Brazil’s beef sector tainted by purchases from protected lands in Amazon basin
Depending on where it’s from, your next steak could come with a side of illegal deforestation.
UW’s Tracey Holloway elected to National Academy of Medicine
Tracey Holloway, atmospheric scientist and professor in the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine in recognition of her leadership in initiatives to connect climate with health.
Eight Questions with Jennifer Raynor
This Nelson alumna and CALS professor combines economic and environmental expertise.
Ankur Desai Honored with Mid-Career Award
Ankur Desai, an affiliate of the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research and professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences (AOS) in the College of Letters and Science, was recently awarded the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 2022 Joanne Simpson Medal for Mid-Career Scientists — one of the highest honors bestowed by AGU.
Anyone who’s driven through rural Wisconsin — or had their eye pressure checked — is familiar with the idyllic picture of the Midwest: a two-lane road between rolling pastures leading to a little red farmhouse.