Archive: Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

"I'm interested in the ways people live in and interact with the world and how to improve those interactions, especially in an era of massive economic and looming environmental crises," says Colin Higgins. (Photo courtesy Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies)

Geography, history, environmental studies student wins Udall Scholarship

Junior Colin Higgins plans to pursue an academic career studying the intersection of ecology, public policy and economic justice. More »

Geography students win map competition

Former University of Wisconsin-Madison students Madeline Emde, Danielle Lee, and Chris Long were named the winners of the 2012 … More »

Community forum to focus on fracking and sand mining

Fracking, the controversial technology for opening natural gas deposits, will be the focus of a … More »

Professor Rob Nixon wins American Book Award

Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor by Rob Nixon, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of … More »

UW-Madison climate expert: Record loss of arctic ice could impact Wisconsin

Ice covering the Arctic Ocean melted to the smallest areal extent ever recorded this year, … More »

Growth field: Environmental studies a "college major with a future"

For the second year in a row, a leading magazine has named environmental studies a … More »

Summer snapshots: Fishing club program casts a wider net

Fishing in the Neighborhood has grown into a statewide program in its second summer, with five clubs across Wisconsin. More »

Summer snapshots: From Madison to Alaska

Professor Cathy Middlecamp helped lead a camp on climate change in Barrow, Alaska. More »

Summer Snapshots: UW faculty, students aid African conservation efforts

Faculty and students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison will lend their expertise to conservation efforts in central Africa as the first university member of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership. More »

Summer Snapshots: Two UW-Madison researchers build ties with Indonesia

It took a trip halfway around the world to bring two University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists together. More »