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The Study of Cucumber Resistance to Phytophthora Capsici

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Student Research, Cucumbers

Ben Mansfeld is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology Program, studying under Dr. Rebecca Grumet in the Department of Horticulture at Michigan State University….

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$2.9M Grant to Help Extract Clean Irrigation Water from Fracking Wastewater

Friday, March 29, 2019
Extract Clean Irrigation Water, Freshwater recovery system

Michigan State University will share almost $3 million to develop a freshwater recovery system to extract clean irrigation water from hydraulic fracturing wastewater. The reclaimed water could help…

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Survey Reveals Michigan’s Fears Regarding Line 5 Spill

Monday, February 25, 2019
Line 5 underwater oil pipeline in to the Straits of Mackinac, State of the State Survey, Mackinac Bridge, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

Michigan residents are worried about a spill of the Line 5 underwater oil pipeline in to the Straits of Mackinac and are even more concerned about a rupture…

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Oldest Americans Most Focused on Reducing Food Waste

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Fruit

The majority of Americans pay attention to reducing food waste with the oldest being the most cognizant, according to the latest Michigan State University Food Literacy and Engagement…

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How Does the Amazon Rain Forest Cope with Drought?

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The Amazon rain forest isn’t necessarily a place that many would associate with a drought, yet prolonged dry spells are projected to become more prevalent and severe because…

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Carrying the LTER Torch Forward

Monday, February 4, 2019
Kellogg Biological Station

Nick Haddad saw leading the Long-Term Ecological Research projects as a perfect opportunity to continue the research that has defined his career. Last year, MSU’s W. K. Kellogg…

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MSU, GVSU Join Forces to Address Water Challenges

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Joan Rose

Michigan State University (MSU) and the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) of Grand Valley State University (GVSU) have formalized a partnership to collaborate on water-related issues. Leaders…

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High Pesticide Exposure Among Farmers Linked to Poor Sense of Smell Later

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tractor and Field

A Michigan State University study is the first to show an association between unusually high pesticide exposure and poor sense of smell among aging farmers. The research examined…

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First Glimpse of the High Energy Universe with IceCube

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tyce DeYoung, Department of Physics and Astronomy, discusses high-energy astrophysics and exploring the universe with IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole. Presented on December 6, 2018.

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Mekong River Dam Proposals May Create Negative Consequences

Friday, December 14, 2018
Pokhrel

Hundreds of dams are being proposed for Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia. The negative social and environmental consequences – affecting everything from food security to the environment…

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