1. UWM engineering alumna builds a business in sustainable stormwater management

    Photo of Carrie Bristoll-Groll showing off StormGUARDen, a product her company launched that serves as a combination rain garden and rain barrel. (Photo courtesy of Carrie Bristoll-Groll)

    Wisconsin is blessed with an abundance of water. We have so much water, we often end up with too much in the wrong places at the wrong time. This water […]

  2. All the buzz: Honey bees taking residence at UW Oshkosh

    Photo of UW Oshkosh student Mariah Parkin with colonies of honey bees, valued pollinators that are now thriving behind the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, enhancing the university's sustainability efforts.

    Colonies of honey bees are thriving behind the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, thanks to a push by student Mariah Parkin to add the valued pollinators to the campus’ sustainability efforts. […]

  3. UW-Madison grad combines research, tribal traditions in wolf relationship plan

    Photo of Abi Fergus, UW-Madison graduate who combines research, tribal traditions in wolf relationship plan

    Abi Fergus dreamed of working with wolves from age 11, a dream that became an opportunity to help a Wisconsin tribe shape a future shared with the animal they call Ma’iingan. […]

  4. Research shapes geology major’s UW-Eau Claire experience

    Photo of senior Katherine Langfield collecting research samples in Little Niagara Creek on lower campus. Langfield, who will graduate in May with a degree in geology, says research has been a big part of her undergraduate education at UW-Eau Claire.

    Undergraduate research has been a big part of Katherine Langfield’s college experience, but the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior geology major still was nervous about presenting her research for the […]

  5. UWM researchers find that beavers could be a remedy for downstream floods

    Photo of Qian Liao (left), associate professor of civil engineering, and Changshan Wu, professor of geography, who collaborated on a study of the Milwaukee River watershed to determine whether more beaver dams could reduce urban flooding in some areas. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)

    When water rises in the 900-square-mile Milwaukee River watershed, it rushes downstream to the city at the basin’s lower end. With the rise in severe storms driven by climate change, […]

  6. UW-Stevens Point childcare center nationally recognized for environmental education, practices

    Photo of UCLCC children having hands on experiences with all aspects of the planting and upkeep of the garden. They also harvest and prepare food for snack times.

    The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Helen R. Godfrey University Child Learning and Care Center (UCLCC) has been recognized among the 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honorees. The […]

  7. UW-Milwaukee undergrad researcher ‘stepping back in time’ on Lake Michigan shoreline

    Photo of UWM student Mikayla Walker showing a fragment of peat with well-preserved plant and insect material unearthed at Sheridan Park in Cudahy. The fossil was found at the bottom of a bluff containing sedimentary strata deposited under a nearly mile-thick glacial at the end of the last ice age. Behind Walker are student Rene Chavez and geosciences lecturer Scott Schaefer. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Between 35,000 and 40,000 years ago, Lake Michigan’s geography looked drastically different. Much of its present-day shoreline was made up of marshes and bogs. Student researchers are studying fossils deposited […]

  8. UW-Stout shredded campus office paper being recycled into tissue paper

    Photo of UW-Stout student Heather Kent, a senior business administration major from Altoona, shredding office paper in the Human Resources office./UW-Stout photo

    Earth Week activities April 16-22 include campus clean-up, hike and plastics discussion University of Wisconsin-Stout’s shredded office paper is finding new life at Cascades in Eau Claire as tissue paper. […]

  9. UW–Madison alum’s mask makes Time magazine’s list of best inventions of 2020

    Photo of Max Bock-Aronson

    While studying abroad in Singapore as a University of Wisconsin–Madison mechanical engineering undergraduate student in 2013, Max Bock-Aronson experienced heightened levels of air pollution firsthand. He also happened to be taking an […]

  10. UW-Stout professor’s research shows economic losses to rivers, lakes and streams from large-scale animal farms

    Photo of cows eating in a barn. / Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture

    Manure management must be part of policy discussion, Raff says A University of Wisconsin-Stout economics assistant professor in the social science department is part of a groundbreaking research study on […]