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The Future of Solar Energy is Clear

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Richard Lunt, assistant professor of Chemical Engineering and Material Science, has developed transparent solar concentrators that can be installed on nearly any transparent surface to discretely harvest solar energy, without…

Structural Bioengineering of Photosynthesis

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cheryl A. Kerfeld is the Hannah Distinguished Professor of Structural Bioengineering in the DOE Plant Research Laboratory and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State…

Microbes

Microbes Could be Key for Better Yields, Stronger Plants

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

How can agriculture evolve to meet the demands of an increasing global population without compromising the integrity of the environment? Microbes just might be the answer. Michigan State…

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…

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…

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…