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Water & Environment

Exploring the Relationship Between Water Quality and Conservation

Friday, December 6, 2019
glass of water

Declining water usage in buildings around the country is presenting water utility managers with unique challenges. One of the most notable is reducing the opportunity for pathogens such…

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Animated Videos Advance Adoption of Agriculture Techniques

Thursday, December 5, 2019
MSU awarded $7.8M for agricultural transformation in Malawi, Tobacco

In remote areas with low literacy rates, showing animated videos in the local language demonstrating agricultural techniques results in high retention and adoption rates of those techniques, found…

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MSU Entomologists Lead Effort to Improve Beetle Identification

Friday, November 22, 2019
Two professors looking at a computer on a desk

A team of scientists have developed a new online tool that will make it easier to identify Southeast Asian ambrosia beetles, a potentially destructive and invasive species. Many…

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MSU Awarded Grant to Study Renewable Energy Adoption in Michigan

Monday, November 18, 2019

Michigan State University was awarded close to $1 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a five-year study of renewable energy options using a cross-disciplinary research approach in eight…

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Leveraging Drone Technology to Release Sterile Insects

Friday, November 8, 2019

Chris Adams and Larry Gut, entomologists in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University, are using large drones to release sterile insects as a more sustainable and cost-effective…

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Helpful Insects and Landscape Changes

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Potato Beetle

We might not notice them, but the crops farmers grow are protected by scores of tiny invertebrate bodyguards. Naturally occurring arthropods like spiders and lady beetles patrol crop…

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Sustainability Team Wins Ford Motor Company Fund Grant to Light Bus Stops

Thursday, October 17, 2019
MSU students catch up on emails and text messages while waiting for their bus at the CATA Transit Center on campus.

There will be new solar-powered lighting at bus stops across Michigan State University’s campus thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company Fund awarded to the…

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New Research Shows Inland Fisheries as Rural Nutrition Hero

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
pile of fish

Synthesizing new data and assessment methods is showing how freshwater fish is an invisible superhero in the global challenge to feed poor rural populations in many areas of…

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NASA Recognizes MSU CGCEO Faculty with Grant Awards

Monday, September 23, 2019
By Poulpy, based on work by NASA. - Derived from satellite imagery from NASA World Wind., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=90374

Faculty from the Michigan State University’s Center for Global Change and Earth Observations (CGCEO) recently secured funding from NASA’s Land-Cover/Land-Use Change (LCLUC) Program for four projects studying the…

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Studying the Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles on the Workforce

Friday, September 20, 2019
Car and semi on the highway

A multidisciplinary research team from Michigan State University will use a $2.49 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct a four-year study examining the impacts of…

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