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September 30, 2020
Tracey Holloway Wins AGU Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award

Eighty-five distinguished scientists receive accolades from groups representing their disciplines within AGU, the world’s largest Earth and space science society. Congratulations to Prof. Tracey Holloway on winning the 2020 AGU Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award!

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September 08, 2020
Envisioning a future for grasslands in the United States

Tyler Lark's recent work highlighted in Nelson Institute News

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Aparna Phalke

September 03, 2020
Nelson PhD candidate maps nearly one-third of the world's croplands, rural and farming communities stand to benefit

Aparna Phalke, a PhD candidate in the Environment and Resources (ER) program and recipient of a UW-Madison Graduate School Dissertator Fellowship, recently received international recognition for her work on a high-resolution cropland area map of Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and Central Asia.

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August 06, 2020
2010 Global Soil and Biomass Carbon Maps Available

Data published in Nature Scientific Data by Seth Spawn, Clare Sullivan, Tyler Lark and Holly Gibbs are now available to anybody through Google Earth Engine -- a geospatial cloud computing environment used by thousands of researchers around the world.

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August 03, 2020
A triple threat COVID-19, climate change and eviction

Opinion piece by Prof. Jonathan Patz appears in Isthmus. "According to analysis by the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project, Congress’ failure to extend a pandemic-related eviction moratorium places more than 29 million Americans at risk of homelessness by the end of the year.."

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July 20, 2020
Newly Published Science Article Receives Wide Media Attention

"The rotten apples of Brazil's agribusiness", Lisa Rausch and Holly Gibbs, co-authors, highlights the interlinkage between illegal deforestation in the Amazon and Cerrado—the largest Brazilian biomes with the highest rates of deforestation—and EU imports of Brazil's soy and beef, the country's major agricultural commodities. Although most of Brazil's agricultural output is deforestation-free, it was found that 2% of properties in the Amazon and Cerrado are responsible for 62% of all potentially illegal deforestation and that roughly 20% of soy exports and at least 17% of beef exports from both biomes to the EU may be contaminated with illegal deforestation. Raising awareness is important to press Brazil to conserve its environmental assets and to promote international political will for cutting telecoupled GHG emissions. This could be achieved, for example, through the environmental safeguards of the Mercosur-EU trade agreement, which require EU imports to comply with the export country's legislation.

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July 16, 2020
SAGE Dept. Admin Laurel Fletcher = a NASA Hero!

Laurel Fletcher has been highlighted as one NASA's “Unsung Heroes” for her outstanding work to support the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team led by Prof. Tracey Holloway. Laurel has been the hidden support for the semi-annual HAQAST meetings. She handles travel and reimbursement coordination along with event logistics, from booking hotels to ensuring there are poster displays. Most of the time Laurel’s work goes unnoticed because things run so seamlessly! Congratulations for the recognition, Laurel!

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June 22, 2020
"Wildlife Trade Spreads Coronaviruses as Animals Get to Market"

A study by SAGE alum, Dr. Sarah Olsen, was highlighted in the New York Times. Sarah was Dr. Jonathan Patz's first PhD student at SAGE. 

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