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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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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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How Bacteria Organize their Factories, and What it Means for a Bioeconomy

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Deep in the bowels of the Arctic Ocean, or floating at the edges of scalding hot springs at Yellowstone National Park, cyanobacteria thrive in conditions that kill most…

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MSU Plant Researchers Explain the Basics of Genetically Modified Organisms

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Plow on farm of wheat

An online search for “GMO” returns more than 88 million results — a tangled mess of frightening images, dense data, skepticism, insulting comments and conflicting claims and counterclaims….

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Water Moves Carbon Through Ecosystems

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
River

Many people see the carbon cycle as vertical – CO2 moving up and down between soil, plants and the atmosphere. However, new Michigan State University research published in…

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MSU Partners with Bowling Green State University on Algal Bloom Research

Friday, November 9, 2018
Lake Erie

Michigan State University is pleased to be one of nine universities partnering with Bowling Green State University (BGSU) on its recently announced Lake Erie Center for Oceans and…

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Large Hydropower Dams ‘Not Sustainable’ in the Developing World

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Dam

It’s hard to beat hydropower from dams, a renewable source of electricity that helped build much of the developed world. Yet five scientists from Michigan State University say…

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