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MSU’s Liu Recognized for Contributions to Sustainability

Monday, March 13, 2017
Jack Liu

Jianguo “Jack” Liu, director of MSU’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, has been recognized by the Ecological Society of America for writing “the greatest contribution” to sustainability…

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Fly-Over States Key to Saving Migratory Birds

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
warbler

Around the world, thousands of migratory animals travel hundreds or even thousands of miles each year. The journey of migratory animals is more important than their destination. Scientists…

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Protected Nature Areas Protect People, Too

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
A group of scientists is recommending giving the world’s nature reserves a makeover to defend not only flora and fauna, but people, too. Courtesy of MSU

A group of scientists is recommending giving the world’s nature reserves a makeover to defend not only flora and fauna, but people, too. Scientists in this week’s Proceedings…

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China’s New Silk Road Offers Environmental Promise

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
map of Silk Road in China

China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a modern upgrade of the ancient Silk Road, could be a superhighway of environmental progress, according to a Michigan State University professor in…

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Global Sustainability Requires Global Thinking

Friday, April 8, 2016
map of the world

Today’s energy resources and the struggle to meet the world’s needs sustainably is a complicated and compelling story involving people, the environment, competing needs and shared fates. In…

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China’s Efforts to Restore Forests Are Working

Monday, March 21, 2016
Forest in China

China’s sweeping program to restore forests across the country is working. The vast destruction of China’s forests, leveled after decades of logging, floods and conversion to farmland, has…

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Paying Citizens to Protect Nearby Environment May Help

Friday, January 29, 2016
panda

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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Pandas Show Complexities, Global Reach of Sustainability

Friday, October 2, 2015
panda

This just in from the pandas nestled in a remote corner of China: Their influence spans the globe. In this week’s international journal Ecology and Society, sustainability scholars…

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China’s Soybeans Show Dilemma of GMOs

Friday, September 18, 2015
Soybean Flowers

China’s struggle – mirrored across the globe – to balance public concern over the safety of genetically modified crops with a swelling demand for affordable food crops has…

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Pandas Defy Categories, Show Complex Activity Patterns

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Adult panda eating bamboo

When it comes to body clocks, pandas are the rugged individualists of the forest. The research team led by scientists at Michigan State University that has spent years…

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