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

Friday, February 12, 2016
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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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Understanding Illegal Hunting, Better Conservation

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Meredith Gore

Meredith Gore, an associate professor in the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has been working in the area of conservation criminology, a joint effort between her department and…

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Taking on the World’s Biggest Challenges

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

News 6 in Lansing, Michigan, recently highlighted the Global Impact Initiative as part of a series on “Celebrating Spartans.” The video features Stephen Hsu, VP for Research and…

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MSU Researchers Lead Efforts to Thwart Invasive Fruit Pest

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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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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Combining Observation Tools Brings New Insights

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
environmental researchers

Researchers at Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability have found a way to combine two powerful observation systems to better track the health and future of biodiversity as…

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Mysterious Bacteria Cannot Fix Its Own Nitrogen After All

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Maren Friesen

Maren Friesen, Michigan State University plant biologist, has found that an elusive bacteria, known as Streptomyces thermoautotrophicus, does not in fact have the exceptional properties that some scientists had hoped….

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Perspectives on the Food Dimension from an Agricultural Development Economist

Monday, February 1, 2016

Nicole Mason describes Interdisciplinary Research Opportunities at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus: Perspectives on the food dimension from an agricultural development economist. Food, Energy and Water Nexus Interdisciplinary Forum on…

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Paying Citizens to Protect Nearby Environment May Help

Friday, January 29, 2016
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Conserving wildlife habitat sounds noble, but when it comes down to work or sacrifice, cold hard cash – a decent amount of it – goes a long way….

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Food, Energy, Water: Overview of NSF-Funded FEW Workshop

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Amber Pearson, of the MSU Geography Department, provides an overview of information learned from the NSF-funded FEW workshop held on campus in October of 2015. Includes discussion of…

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