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Microbes May Act as Gatekeepers of Earth’s Deep Carbon

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Microbes may act as gatekeepers of Earth’s deep carbon

Two years ago, a team of scientists, including Michigan State University geomicrobiologist Matt Schrenk, visited Costa Rica’s subduction zone, where the ocean floor sinks beneath the continent and volcanoes…

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Team of MSU Scientists Tackling the PFAS Crisis

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are colloquially known as “forever chemicals” because they are so difficult to break down. They are found in water supplies wherever flame…

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North America’s First and Only Science Gallery Hosts Free Summer-long Exhibition in Detroit

Monday, June 3, 2019
https://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2019/north-americas-first-and-only-science-gallery-hosts-free-summer-long-exhibition-in-detroit/

Michigan State University’s Science Gallery Detroit, the first and only North American location of the global Science Gallery Network, is launching DEPTH, its premier 2019 exhibit, in partnership…

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Is Treating Drinking Water Enough to Limit PFAS Exposure?

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Researchers from three states currently grappling with water contaminated with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are joining forces to tackle one of the biggest remaining questions facing communities who have found the toxic chemicals used in firefighting foam, nonstick cookware and water-repellent clothing lurking in their water supply.

Researchers from three states currently grappling with water contaminated with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are joining forces to tackle one of the biggest remaining questions facing…

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Bubblebee Species Decline Significantly in Michigan

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Bubblebee Species Decline Significantly in Michigan

While many scientists are focused on the decline of honey bees, relatively few study bumble bees. The good news is that a new study provides an estimate on…

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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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Professor’s Research Takes Him to Pacific Ocean’s Depths

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Dalton Hardisty is the Endowed Assistant Professor of Global Change Processes in the Department and Environmental Sciences. I peered through the porthole of the sub with my hands…

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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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