AUGUST 3, 2015
Students develop carbon reduction strategies in Colombia
Any effort to become more energy-efficient begins with assessing the baseline: the current carbon footprint of a home, building or entire company. But that can be a daunting task. So when Ron Meissen, senior director of sustainability for Baxter Healthcare, heard that his Colombian colleagues wanted to reduce their company’s carbon footprint, he knew it would make a perfect graduate student project.
JULY 21, 2015
Ozdogan hosts workshop for NASA effort on remote sensing and agriculture
Ozdogan hosts workshop for NASA effort on remote sensing and agriculture the NASA-funded GFSAD30 project will document cropland changes from 1990 to 2017 to provide a record of water use, crop ty
JULY 20, 2015
As climate warms Hawaiian forest, birds lose more ground to mosquitoes
Hawai‘i, the name alone elicits images of rhythmic traditional dancing, breathtaking azure sea coasts and scenes of vibrant birds flitting through lush jungle canopy. Unfortunately, the future of many native Hawaiian birds looks grim as diseases carried by mosquitoes are due to expand into higher elevation safe zones.
JULY 17, 2015
Global health ethic echoes calls from Aldo Leopold, Pope Francis to care for people and the planet
Global health has little chance of lasting success without an underlying ethic that recognizes "the health of each of us is linked to the health of all the rest,” the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Tony Goldberg and Jonathan Patz write in "The need for a global health ethic,” published today in the online version of The Lancet.
JULY 15, 2015
Climate change and health unraveled
From Pope Francis to President Barack Obama, world leaders are recognizing that a changing climate causes, and will increasingly cause, death and disease. With the just released "Climate Change and Public Health,” co-editor Dr. Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides a road map through the science of climate change, its effects on human illness and how addressing climate promotes public health and well-being.
JULY 13, 2015
Students help city of Madison cut carbon emissions
Like many local governments around the country, the City of Madison is trying to reduce its emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases (GHG) such as carbon dioxide. To achieve that goal, the city partnered with the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2010 to produce its first-ever emissions inventory.
JULY 1, 2015
Summer workshop puts students in the field, contributing to local conservation efforts
What could be better than spending the summer in the great outdoors? How about spending the summer in the great outdoors and getting college credit for it.
JUNE 23, 2015
Fourth UW-Madison MOOC of 2015 explores big-picture energy questions
The debate over energy consumption and its consequences is constantly evolving, whether the subject is fossil fuels or renewables. UW-Madison's latest massive open online course (MOOC), "Energy and the Earth," will give thousands of people an online forum in which to explore these topics.
JUNE 19, 2015
Holloway focuses 2015 Energy Summit on air and energy
"How air quality and energy affect each other is the single biggest story no one is hearing about,” says Tracey Holloway, UW-Madison professor of environmental studies and chair of this year’s Energy Summit, which will take place on Tuesday, October 13.
JUNE 11, 2015
UW-Madison students estimate cost of Wisconsin's clean drinking water
We don’t think about it when we turn on the faucet for a cold drink of water, but it takes quite a bit of energy to fill that glass. How much energy is a question that University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate students Andrew Behm, Andy Lick, and Annie Lord spent this past spring pursuing.