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Ancient ‘Biochar’ Could Help Environment

Monday, August 10, 2015
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MSU AgBioResearch soil contaminant remediation experts Stephen Boyd, Brian Teppen and Hui Li are looking at the use of biochar to help sequester and remove dioxins and other…

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Septic Tanks Aren’t Keeping Sewage Out of Water Supply

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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The notion that septic tanks prevent fecal bacteria from seeping into rivers and lakes simply doesn’t hold water, says a new Michigan State University study. Water expert Joan…

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Researchers Quantify Nature’s Role in Human Well-Being

Friday, July 24, 2015

A team of researchers from Michigan State University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences are advancing new modeling technology to quantify human dependence on nature, human well-being and…

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Rose Water Fellowship Awardee Named

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Water washing up on shore over rocks

The Rose Water Fellowship has been awarded to Kateri Salk, Michigan State University doctoral student for the 2015 spring semester. The award, endowed by Joan Rose, Homer Nowlin…

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Tracking Viral Parasites Cruising Our Waterways

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

For the first time, a Michigan State University professor has created a map of fecal viruses traveling  the world’s waterways using modeling methods designed to aid in assessing…

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Environmental Activism Works, Study Shows

Monday, June 15, 2015

The environmental movement is making a difference – nudging greenhouse gas emissions down in states with strong green voices, according to a Michigan State University study. Social scientist…

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Climate Change Alters All Life – Including Kids

Monday, June 15, 2015

Child Health day, Oct. 5, 2015 From heat waves to damaged crops to asthma in children, climate change is a major public health concern, argues a Michigan State…

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Applying Research Agendas to Sport Fishing

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

As one of the most highly prized game fish in the Upper Midwest, muskellunge, or muskies, and northern pike help support a $20 billion sport fishing industry. Facing…

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Honeybee Parasite Invades by ‘Smelling Like Bees’

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
varroa mites

New research has revealed that Varroa mites, the most-serious threat to honeybees worldwide, are infiltrating hives by smelling like bees. The Michigan State University-led study, appearing in the…

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MSU Research Celebrates World Environment Day

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
coral reef

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has designated Friday, June 5, 2015, as World Environment Day, with the theme “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” Every…

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