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MSU Studying Ways to Improve Dams

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Daniel Kramer and iaguo Qi

Michigan State University researchers, equipped with $3 million from NASA, will investigate innovative methods to improve dams so that they are less harmful to people and the environment. Focusing…

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MSU Scientist Leads NOAA-Funded Effort to Better Predict Droughts

Thursday, October 19, 2017
drought map of the United States

A Michigan State University scientist is leading a competitively funded NOAA research project to create a better system for predicting droughts, a type of climate extreme that causes…

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How to Attack Africa’s Neonatal Mortality Problem

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Sue Grady

Giving birth at home is the most significant risk factor for neonatal deaths in major sections of Africa – a continent that continues to be plagued by the…

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MSU Geography Prof Named Fulbright Scholar

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Peilei Fan

Peilei Fan, associate professor of urban and regional planning in both the School of Planning, Design and Construction and MSU’s Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, has…

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Zhong Elected Fellow of American Meteorological Society

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Sharon Zhong

Sharon Zhong, professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University, has recently been elected as a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society…

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MSU ‘Rethinks Hydropower’ with $2.6M NSF Grant

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Emilio Moran

An interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists will use a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant to investigate new ways of producing hydropower, increasing food production and…

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Affordable Water in US Reaching a Crisis

Thursday, January 12, 2017
glass of water

If water rates continue rising at projected amounts, the number of U.S. households unable to afford water could triple in five years, to nearly 36 percent, finds new…

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MSU Scholar Appointed to National Science Board

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Emilio Moran

Emilio Moran, a renowned social and environmental scientist and Michigan State University Hannah Distinguished Professor, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the National Science…

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Great Lakes Vital to Strong Michigan Tourism Industry

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
infographic about Michigan

Michigan boasts 3,288 miles of Great Lakes shoreline – the longest freshwater coastline in the United States – as well as more than 11,000 inland lakes and 76,000…

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Water Views Linked to Better Mental Health

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Amber Pearson

New research suggests that residents with a view of the water are less stressed. The study, co-authored by Michigan State University’s Amber L. Pearson, is the first to find…

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