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MSU Research Celebrates World Environment Day

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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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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Foam Water Filter Studied for Remote Global Use

Friday, May 1, 2015

Michigan State University researchers are studying a new foam water filter that significantly reduces dangerous pathogens in drinking water. “The foam filter is the first of its kind to…

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Michigan State’s Top Innovators Honored

Friday, April 24, 2015

From clear solar cells (to be used as windows on cars, buildings and more) to agricultural drones to beer brewed with craft-roasted Michigan chestnuts, Michigan State University students…

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How Ecological Communities are Formed

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Two Michigan State University professors have come up with a new way to think about how evolution and ecology interact in community assembly. The MSU team is suggesting…

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2014 MSU Sustainability Report

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A letter from MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon: Throughout its history, Michigan State University has proven to be a consistent innovator in many disciplines, including sustainability and…

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Earth Day Is Every Day at MSU

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

At MSU, green is always in season. An early innovator in sustainability and resource conservation, MSU is meeting aggressive goals in critical areas of energy, waste reduction, transportation,…

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Invasive Feral Chickens Provide Evolutionary Insights

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Michigan State University researcher Eben Gering has collaborated with a team in a study of the mysterious ancestry of the feral chicken population that has overrun the Hawaiian…

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MSU Launches Water Science Network

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
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More and more, academic institutions are being asked to form and nurture transdisciplinary teams of researchers to address society’s greatest challenges. After creating the Center for Water Sciences…

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Electric Vehicles Emit Significantly Less Heat

Friday, March 20, 2015

Electric vehicles are cool, research shows. Literally. A study in this week’s Scientific Report by researchers at Michigan State University and in China add more fuel to the…

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Additives to Biodegrade Plastics Don’t Work

Friday, March 20, 2015

Recycling plastic works; additives to biodegrade plastic do not. A new study from Michigan State University shows that several additives that claim to break down polyethylene (i.e., plastic…

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