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Shifting to clean energy sources would do the trick, according to UW research.
A UW study explores oceanic changes that would make temperatures drop.
What we eat affects greenhouse gas emissions — and the trend is encouraging.
Florence Dunkel’64, MS’66 sees food potential in bugs.
The UW helps found the Midwest Climate Collaborative — and seeks results.
UW botanist Ken Cameron studies the flowers that produce the world's favorite flavor. Can he save them from extinction?
A solar panel array will harvest power from the sun for the next 30 years.
UW professor Joseph Hickey MS’43 linked pesticides to declining populations.
UW professor Pupa Gilbert believes these essential parts of Earth’s ecosystem are more resilient than we thought.
Andrea Dutton gets frank about rising sea levels.
Stefanie Spear ’90 battles plastic pollution on a two-year voyage.
UW researchers are unlocking the secrets to growing food in outer space.
Despite bleak environmental news, the UW’s Nelson Institute finds reasons to hope.
A survey counts up all the ways the university is sustainable — and all the ways it can improve.
Now based at the Arboretum, Journey North marshals an army of amateur biologists.
The pioneering conservationist and UW alumnus climbed the mountain in 1888. Today, following his path is no easy task.
Experts use math to better understand a sea creature’s defense mechanism.
Hamerstrom, one of the UW’s pioneering ecologists, exhibits the tail feathers of a broad-winged hawk in Plainfield, Wisconsin, in 1965. UW Archives Neg. 18146 Frances (Fran — pronounced “Fron”) Hamerstrom MS’40 was a pioneering wildlife ecologist. She and her husband, Frederick, came to the UW to study…
Bethany Goodrich Nic Mink ’02, PhD’10 is mad as halibut, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Mink likes fish. But he very much prefers his fish to be good fish. The world has too much bad-tasting seafood, he argues, and it doesn’t have to…
John Curtis, shown here in his lab in 1951, introduced the concept of burning prairie as a means of restoration. The Arb conducted its first burn in the 1940s. UW Archives S04992 Bring up conservation in Wisconsin and you’ll often hear the name John Curtis MS1935,…
Chris Burt ’83 has long been fascinated by weather — of the extreme variety.
Mason Muerhoff Nomen est omen, said the ancient Romans, who liked their maxims to rhyme: one’s name is one’s destiny. And while there’s little empirical evidence about this aphorism, put Anna Pidgeon PhD’00 down on the side of support. The professor with the columbiform name has…
Madison-area lake levels continued to rise after a record-breaking storm on August 20, 2018, dumped more than 10 inches of rain on parts of Dane County and caused flooding on the UW–Madison campus lakeshore. Street closures in the downtown area also complicated matters for students who moved into…
UW–Madison’s Arboretum is part of a nationwide effort to protect the popular insect.
In search of the sounds of silence.
In Alaska, where glaciers are melting, Fran Ulmer ’69, JD’72 leads a commission tasked with helping U.S. officials decide what to do about climate change.
UW plays a key role in weather warnings.
UW–Madison’s campus has long been known for its beauty. Iconic places such as Picnic Point and Bascom Hill bring back memories of campus life for decades of alumni. But little of that beauty happens by accident. There’s a plan — a master plan. Campus master plans are required under Wisconsin…
Aunt_Spray/ISTOCK By ten thousand years ago, woolly mammoths had gone extinct from mainland Asia and North America. But a population of island-dwelling mammoths survived on a remnant piece of land once part of the Bering Strait land bridge. UW geography professor Jack Williams and…