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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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America’s Water Crisis Could Be Worse Than You Know

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Joan Rose

Editor’s Note: Joan B. Rose is the Homer Nowlin Endowed Chair of Water Research at Michigan State University, and is co-director of the Center for Water Sciences, co-director of…

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China’s Efforts to Restore Forests Are Working

Monday, March 21, 2016
Forest in China

China’s sweeping program to restore forests across the country is working. The vast destruction of China’s forests, leveled after decades of logging, floods and conversion to farmland, has…

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MSU’s Water Research

Thursday, March 17, 2016
What's on Tap

The United Nations has designated Tues., Mar. 22, 2016, as World Water Day with the theme, “Better Water, Better Jobs.” Since 1855, Michigan State University researchers have been working…

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MSU Researchers Finding Ways to Make Cars Lighter, Stronger

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Mahmood Haq, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, display composite materials at the composite vehicle research center on Monday January 25, 2016.

If automakers want to reach the federal mandate of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, they are going to have to come up with ways of making cars…

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Studying the Impact of Air Pollution in Rural Environments

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Jack Harkema

Air pollution is a well-known, much-documented problem in the industrialized world. Those who do not live in major cities see media images of thick, dirty air and crowded…

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New App to Help Flint Residents With Lead Water

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Flint River

People living in Flint affected by the ongoing water situation now have a new tool to navigate the available community resources. A new mobile device app called “Empower…

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Water Quality Expert Edwards Talks About Science and Flint, Mich.

Friday, February 26, 2016
Photo of Downtown Flint

Virginia Tech researcher Marc Edwards, one of the major players in the Flint water situation, spoke to students, staff and faculty at Michigan State University. Edwards is the Charles P….

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MSU Researchers Helping Flint, Mich., Water Crisis

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Leading Michigan State researchers are working to help end the Flint water crisis on the ground and in the lab. MSU researchers will be some of the first…

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Economics Can Help Communities ‘Value’ Natural Resources

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Erin Haacker

Most people understand that investing in the future is important, and that goes for conserving nature and natural resources, too. But in the case of investing in such…

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