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  • Posted on March 8, 2024
    The Fate of Microbes and Carbon in the Aftermath of Wildfires

      In Controlled Burn (Grow, fall 2018), Erik Ness introduced readers to the Charcoalator, a small furnace that sustains tiny fires under controlled conditions. Associate […]

  • Posted on March 9, 2023
    Five Counterintuitive Facts for the Conscientious Lawn Owner

      Healthy lawns can prevent phosphorus from entering lakes and streams, where it causes problematic algal blooms. Phosphorus is an important element for plant growth. […]

  • Posted on April 29, 2022
    Innovative Tech Captures Carbon — and a Big Prize

      Cut greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the harmful effects of climate change. It’s one of the most important challenges we face today. And […]

  • Posted on October 17, 2018
    Controlled Burn

    In a small utility room in UW–Madison’s Animal Science Building, the world’s smallest and most precise forest fire is burning. The fuel today: 100 grams […]