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  • Posted on November 2, 2023
    On the Origin of the Species

      Speciation, the formation of new and distinct species over time, is an abstract concept that can be difficult for younger students to grasp. Multiple […]

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    Focus on Rural and Tribal Wisconsin

      Four projects, including two from CALS, that will support Wisconsin’s rural communities and tribal nations have been selected to receive funding through UW’s Wisconsin […]

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    The Turf Manager’s Apprentices

      Emerging from the tree line onto The Lido golf course is like walking into a different world. Sand stretches over rolling hills where green […]

  • Posted on July 7, 2023
    Less Elbow Room for Wildlife

      Human presence and influence on landscapes change the way other animals interact by bringing them close together more frequently than happens in wilder places. […]

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    One Step Ahead of Wisconsin’s Weather

      Wisconsin weather has grown increasingly unpredictable and extreme since the 1950s. The rapid shift poses difficult challenges for farmers, researchers, and the public. But […]

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    The Food Label Effect

      Use the term “genetically engineered food,” chances are you’ll spark a debate. Some praise its societal benefits — lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduced […]

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    One Civet Coffee, Please — Hold the Poop

      Thailand produces some of the most expensive coffee in the world, as much as $100 a cup or $600 per pound in some countries. […]

  • Posted on March 9, 2023
    Can Goats Take a Bite Out of Invasive Plants?

      On a walk through the woods in Wisconsin, you might expect to see a few squirrels, a variety of birds, and maybe even a […]

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    Native Knowledge Revitalized

      On a frigid February afternoon, around 60 UW students gather near Dejope Residence Hall on the west end of campus. Their modern gear protects […]

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    A Win-Win-Win in Hawaii

      Carefully placed no-fishing zones can help fish populations thrive. And these zones, despite restricting where fishing is allowed, can help the fishing industry prosper […]

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    Farmers Markets as Community Builders

      It’s a Saturday morning at the farmers market. You check in with the grower at your favorite tomato stand, stop to enjoy the folk […]

  • Posted on October 18, 2022
    Renewable Fuel Policy Refresh?

      Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a critical step in mitigating climate change. One way to do this is to expand renewable fuels, which can […]