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Green energy could be Wisconsin’s next big industry, providing high-paying jobs. The field is experiencing a job boom that reflects economics, not any sort of liberal agenda. more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM News 1 Comments

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Judith Davidoff

After a scheduled weed-cutting operation last spring caused an apparent amphibian massacre in the Vilas park lagoon, citizen scientists are working to develop a new plan to balance lake management with aquatic wildlife preservation. more

May 18, 2017 5:00 AM News

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Todd Hubler

Madison desperately needs affordable housing. But should it be built next to Madison-Kipp, a manufacturer some fear is producing dangerous pollution? more

May 11, 2017 5:00 AM News 3 Comments

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David Michael Miller

The first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency have been met with protests at every turn — first the Women’s March, then the airport sit-ins, then the general strikes. Now, scientists and climate activists are taking a turn. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

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Madison Parks Division

Was Madison needlessly killing beavers? Some residents think so. more

Apr 6, 2017 1:11 AM News 2 Comments

Turkish filmmaker Murat Eyubolgu merges art and science in “The Colorado,” an ode to the mighty river’s beauty and power. It screens at the Wisconsin Film Festival on April 2. more

Mar 30, 2017 5:00 AM Movies 1 Comments

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Kyle Nabilcy

The need for water conservation leads to an inventive beer-making technique. Treated effluent is at the heart of Nine Springs Effluent Pale Ale. more

Mar 21, 2017 4:11 PM Beer

In the past several years, gray wolves have gone on and off the list of animals protected by the Endangered Species Act. In Wisconsin, being removed automatically means the animals will be hunted. Will they survive? more

Mar 16, 2017 12:00 AM , Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments

Most city operations in Madison could mostly run on renewable energy in as little as five years. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM News

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Courtesy of the Aldo Leopold Fou

Why Aldo Leopold right now? Students will find the relevance of his message in today’s world in a series of classes and talks from the UW’s Division of Continuing Studies this spring. more

Jan 19, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources removed language pointing to human-caused climate change on its website. Scientists at UW-Madison debunk the revised language in a public statement. more

Jan 9, 2017 12:16 PM News

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Renee Meiller

Thanks to the work of two UW-Madison engineering professors, your smartphone or similar devices may one day alert you when dangerous toxins are in the air. more

Jan 5, 2017 5:00 AM News

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Sam Oliver / UW-Madison Center f

The Great Lakes have gotten publicity because they’re warming up. But data for those lakes dates back only a few decades. Data from Madison’s lakes, which are extremely well studied, also show a consistent climb in temperatures. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM News

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Allison Geyer

Activists protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline at Standing Rock seemingly won a major victory earlier this month when a federal agency denied a crucial permit to the pipeline developer. But the fight is far from won. more

Dec 16, 2016 11:15 AM News 2 Comments

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Wisconsin Department of Tourism

Most of the contaminated areas of the former Badger Ammo site are now clean. But proposed recreational uses of the land threaten to derail decades of local advocacy for safe and sustainable use of this vast tract of unique real estate. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM Opinion 3 Comments

For a century, buckthorn trees have frustrated both environmentalists and gardeners trying to eradicate the invasive species. But a UW-Madison student found a new way to kill them: the Buckthorn Baggie. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM , News

The Wisconsin premiere of an award-winning documentary, “Medicine of the Wolf,” screens as part of Wolf Awareness Week. The film screens one time only on Oct. 19 at the Barrymore Theatre. more

Oct 13, 2016 5:00 AM Movies

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Susan Day

European earthworms have been a destructive presence in the United States, although their presence has created some benefits for gardeners and farmers. Their Asian cousins, the “jumping worms,” appear to have no benefits. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:00 AM , News 1 Comments

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Daniel Libby

The ATC power line would erect 500 steel towers 10 to 15 stories high that would slice through the Driftless Area west of Madison. A coalition of environmental groups is calling on scientists from several fields to scrutinize the project’s impacts. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM , News

NASA satellites are recording an unprecedented amount of data about the Earth and transmitting it down to us. To help make sense of it all, the agency has turned to UW-Madison’s Tracey Holloway. more

Aug 25, 2016 5:00 AM News