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There are many places where people concerned about climate change can influence decisions surrounding electricity generation and transmission.

Named a Wisconsin Academy Fellow in 2004, Michael Fiore is a physician, a professor, and the director of the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. Here Fiore checks patient Mike Eheler’s carbon monoxide levels. Heeler, a father of four, quit smoking with help from Fiore and the UW–CTRI. Photo credit: UW–Madison Department of Medicine/Clint Thayer.

Through the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, Drs. Michael Fiore and Timothy Baker have helped more than 300,000 Wisconsinites kick the habit.

UW–Madison researcher and Wicab Inc. founder Paul Bach-y-Rita showcases his tongue display unit, a sensory substitution device that helps profoundly blind patients with orientation, mobility, and object recognition through electro-tactile stimulation. Photo by Phillipe Psaila/Science Photo Library.

A vision-aid device developed by a Middleton company helps profoundly blind patients "see" through electro-tactile stimulation to the tongue.

Petri dishes in the Hittinger lab at UW–Madison grow a multitude of wild yeast species. Undiscovered yeast species and engineered yeast hybrids may hold the key to unlocking the biofuel potential of switchgrass and other biomass crops.

Yeast hybrids may hold the key to unlocking the biofuel potential of switchgrass and other biomass crops. 

What we learned from a year of examining how to harness the power of creativity to improve life in Wisconsin.

A female Aedes aegypti mosquito in the process of acquiring a blood meal from a human host. Photo credit: James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Scientists from across the state are leading the fight against mosquito-borne disease around the world.

Small communities in Wisconsin are taking the lead on solar energy.

Wisconsin, like other states, faces serious challenges in the climate and energy arena. But we also boast more than our fair share of leaders who are employing creative and practical solutions for a brighter, cleaner future.

Gloeotrichia echinulata colonies look like pale green to light olive-green pinhead-sized spheres in the water. Photo by Gina LaLiberte/DNR

Unsightly multi-colored algal blooms appeared earlier than usual on lakes across Wisconsin in the summer of 2012.

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