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MSU Experiment Turns Greenhouse Gas Emissions into Algae

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Green Algae

New technology being tested at Michigan State University could change the way we look at algae. Development of the device, known as an algae photo bioreactor, is a…

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Michigan’s Tourism Industry Continues Strong Performance

Monday, April 18, 2016
Sleeping Bear Dunes

Michigan’s tourism industry thrived in 2015 and is expected to remain strong through 2016, according to two Michigan State University researchers who presented their annual report recently at…

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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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Honors College Sophomore Awarded NOAA Scholarship

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Hannah MacDonald

Michigan State University sophomore Hannah MacDonald has earned a competitive scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. MacDonald is a student in the Honors College and is…

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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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Changing Land-Use Habits Can Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Phil Robertson

While the use of fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil is the largest contributor to emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, there are other factors…

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‘Faces of Flint’ Looks at Daily Lives In Water Crisis

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
TV filming studio

Michigan State University’s WKAR radio and TV will soon present a series of documentary video shorts and radio features that will cover how the people of Flint, Mich….

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Lead in Soil Plagues Flint’s Health

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Rick Sadler

For years, the city of Flint has been trying to fight another battle with lead…and it lies within the soil. A new study, involving a Michigan State University…

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Finding New, Cleaner Uses for Methane

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Daniel Mindiola and Milton Smith III

Methane is the world’s most abundant hydrocarbon. It’s the major component of natural gas and shale gas and, when burned, is an effective fuel. But it’s also a…

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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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