Nomen est omen, said the ancient Romans, who liked their maxims to rhyme: one’s name is one’s destiny. And while …
Why critical infrastructure is at risk
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 …
How zebra and quagga mussels native to the Caspian Sea came to wreak environmental havoc in the Great Lakes and beyond.
During more than four decades as a photographer, Michael Kienitz ’74 has worked in some of the most beautiful spots in the world — …
In search of the sounds of silence.
Can we have class outside today? Environmental science students enjoy the environment on a spring day in 2017. Science Hall houses the Nelson Institute for …
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 Archives is home to items that belonged to the ecologist who became the most influential conservation thinker of the 20th century.
The next renewable energy source could be right underfoot. A group of UW–Madison engineers has developed an inexpensive …
Bill Robichaud ’83 has devoted his career to saving the saola, a recently discovered mammal that may go extinct before scientists can even study it.
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 …
UW–Madison is home to one of the most flexible and unique research facilities in North America.
For former Badger rower Todd Jinkins ’96, parachuting out of a plane with more than 100 pounds of gear on his back to prevent a forest fire is all in a day's work.
The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence. But is that a good thing?
The effects of a warmer Earth will last and last and last.
Galápagos Islands find.
Lego wants to turn its iconic bricks green by investing $150 million to find cleaner ways to manufacture them. But the iconic …
Decades after graduation, six alumni defy sharks, aging bodies, and ocean swells in a race across Hawaii’s Maui Channel.
UW researchers weave fabric that can harness solar energy.
Two UW alumni are working closely with African tribal warriors, teaching them how to protect — rather than kill — the majestic lions that roam their lands.
UW’s Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center researchers identified a method to make paper easier to produce.
The greatest threat to Wisconsin’s forests may not be pollution or urban sprawl.
The Pail and Shovel Party was onto something: if you want to get your message across, take it to Bascom Hill.
Citizen scientists provide clarity for lake researchers’ big questions.
UW ecologists look at the impact of land-use policies on aquatic biodiversity.
Dairy is not "straw hats and bib overalls" at the UW. The flagship institution in America's Dairyland draws on a long history of lacto-research, modern technology, and big data to thrive in what has become a very scientific field.
When you want to reduce your energy consumption, you might swap an incandescent light bulb for a more efficient compact fluorescent. But Rich Varda ’75 thinks bigger — much bigger.
Ecologists re-create the sound of a morning with Leopold.
Statistics indicate heat waves are the deadliest weather.
Campus gets a new-look lakeshore.
A California girl finds paradise in Madison.
For years, John Schmitt ’80 had heard that many of the world’s people live without access to clean, safe water
From a temple in India to American beauty salons, a global trade network spins hair into Black Gold
A geology course first offered seventy years ago is still challenging students.
The Sea Grant’s long-time director charts a new course.
The curious case of the expiring bats.
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