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.
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.
“Madison in the summer is beautiful," says undergraduate Kendi Aaron. “That's the one thing I will die on a hill for.”
“The story usually starts with carbon.”
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.
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.
How youth climate activists strategically leverage attention to gain institutional influence while navigating its uneven distribution across geographies.
Depending on where it’s from, your next steak could come with a side of illegal deforestation.
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.
This Nelson alumna and CALS professor combines economic and environmental expertise.
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.