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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 ARTS & CULTURE

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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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

“Our Good Earth,” a new exhibit at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, captures the tragic impact of humanity upon its home. It documents a range of locales, geological features and weather, in diverse media and styles. more

Jul 7, 2016 5:00 AM ARTS & CULTURE

“This Changes Everything” is a new film from Naomi Klein documenting the work of climate change activists from around the world. It screens at the Barrymore Theatre on May 25. more

May 19, 2016 5:00 AM Movies 3 Comments

​The Legislature has been busy rewriting the rules regarding wetlands, high-capacity wells and local control of land. Some fear that an essential human resource — water — is now threatened. more

Feb 25, 2016 5:00 AM News 3 Comments

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​As honeybees continue to die off in droves, Wisconsin has proposed a plan to help them survive. But in offering only advice, some fear the plan falls short. more

Jan 28, 2016 5:00 AM News

​A strong neighborhood effort is underway to bury power lines in an effort to save trees doomed by the upcoming street reconstruction of Jenifer Street. more

Jan 28, 2016 5:00 AM News

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Todd Hubler

​Republicans are leading the charge to explore nuclear power as an option for the future of clean energy generation in Wisconsin. Scientists are applauding the legislation, but some environmentalists worry about the dangers. more

Jan 21, 2016 5:00 AM News 10 Comments

Wisconsin environmental and health groups are pushing for a green Christmas this year — one that doesn’t include coal. The groups will hold a forum on the effects of burning coal Wednesday evening. more

Dec 8, 2015 9:44 AM News

​Several UW-Madison scientists have been leading the study of climate change. Next week in Paris, they’ll be urging world leaders to take action on the issue. more

Nov 25, 2015 5:00 AM News 2 Comments

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John McLaughlin

As the county tinkers with lake levels and docks go in for the winter, a UW class discovers zebra mussels in Mendota. more

Nov 5, 2015 5:00 AM News

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