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Starved for fire, Wisconsin’s pine barrens disappear

May 26, 2015 | by Chris Barncard  A century spent treating wildfires as emergencies to be stamped out may have cost Central Wisconsin a natural setting that was common and thriving before the state was settled.

Research highlights role of physical campus in driving sustainability

May 26, 2015 | by Office of Sustainability staff The Office of Sustainability is working with numerous partners to make UW–Madison a living model of sustainability by aligning research, education, and campus operations to advance sustainability principles on and beyond campus. Here we highlight two recent research publications that exemplify the integration of operations and […]


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