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Applications of Rare Isotopes in Nitrogen Biogeochemistry

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Nathaniel Ostrom, professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Integrative Biology, presents examples of how rare isotopes from the future Facility for Rare Isotope Beams can be used…

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Smart Planting Can Attract, Protect Pollinators

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Michigan State University (MSU) entomologist David Smitley has spearheaded a multistate collaboration to create a new online publication offering tips on how best to protect pollinators in urban…

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Grassroots Tactics Could Improve Global Environmental Policies

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Meredith Gore

Much of the world may cringe as lemurs are hunted and killed or when entire forests are burnt and harvested for charcoal. However, if local residents don’t perceive…

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MSU Report Spotlights Research Potential for ‘Tomorrow’

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
2016 President's Report

The 2016 Michigan State University President’s Report features a few of the many Spartan researchers who are making discoveries in some of the most promising and critical areas. It…

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Antibiotic Use, Resistance Genes Increasing Worldwide

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Jim Tiedje and two pigs

Around the world, antibiotic use and resistance is increasing while the discovery of new antibiotics has nearly halted. In new research conducted by Michigan State University and published…

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Global Sustainability Requires Global Thinking

Friday, April 8, 2016
map of the world

Today’s energy resources and the struggle to meet the world’s needs sustainably is a complicated and compelling story involving people, the environment, competing needs and shared fates. In…

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Trying to Save Endangered Species in Nicaragua

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Gerald Urquhart

A proposed canal project in Nicaragua that would connect the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean could seriously deplete and disrupt the habitats of a number of animals,…

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World Wildlife Day 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016
World Wildlife Day 2016

March 3, 2016, has been designated World Wildlife Day by the United Nations. This year, the theme is “The Future of Wildlife is in Our Hands,” a belief…

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MSU Study Shows Inland Fisheries Now Provide 40% of World’s Fish

Friday, February 12, 2016
source of fish graphic

The world’s lakes, rivers, streams, canals, reservoirs and other land-locked waters are a global food security powerhouse, according to a study by a group of Michigan State University researchers and alumni. Their results,…

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MSU Researchers Lead Efforts to Thwart Invasive Fruit Pest

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A tiny vinegar fly from eastern Asia called spotted wing drosophila (SWD) is fast becoming one of the most intensively studied insects at Michigan State University (MSU). That’s…

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