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$1M Grant From Luce Foundation Launches Interdisciplinary Program On Mekong Sustainability

Thursday, July 23, 2020
Aerial Image of SE Asia Landscape

A Michigan State University interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff is working to foster environmental justice in Southeast Asia. The Henry Luce Foundation’s Initiative on Southeast Asia, or…

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Well Off Countries Need Trade To Cut Environmental Woes

Monday, July 13, 2020
ship on the panama canal

International trade wins and losses don’t just show up in the stock market, but also on a nation’s environmental sustainability scores, a new study in “Nature Sustainability” shows….

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MSU Researcher Receives Grant to Evaluate Forest Resilience Recovery from Wildfires

Monday, July 6, 2020
Outdoor photo of forest after a fire

Jessica Miesel, an assistant professor in the Michigan State University Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, is leading a team that received a $454,000 grant from the…

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Self-Powered Alarm Fights Forest Fires Monitors Environment

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Night image of burning forest fire

In a new study, a team of Michigan State University scientists designed and fabricated a remote forest fire detection and alarm system powered by nothing but the movement…

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MSU Integrative Biologist Utilizes NEON to Illuminate Biodiversity

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Satelline image of United States

There is more to science than meets the eye. Take an ordinary Michigan landscape — white pines, black-eyed susans, white-tailed deer and a few chickadees — just random…

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Nature Provides Roadmap to Potential Breakthroughs in Solar Energy Technology

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Graphic depiction of chemical chains showing quantum coherance

As policymakers increasingly turn toward science in addressing global climate change, one Michigan State University scientist is looking to nature to develop the next generation of solar energy…

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Meek Recognized for Marine Conservation Research

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Mariah Meek in a boat

Mariah Meek, assistant professor in the Michigan State University Department of Integrative Biology (IBIO) in the College of Natural Science, has received a prestigious 2020 Early Career Conservationist Award from the Society…

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Novel Statistical Model Pieces Together Biodiversity Puzzle

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Two images next to each other. One image is a purple flower with a green butterfly. The other image is a white flower and an orange butterfly.

Thousands of species are in decline worldwide and thousands more are of unknown status, possibly going extinct unnoticed, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. But…

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Giving GDP a Needed Ecological Companion

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
plant in the mountains

To have a more sustainable world, people need to put a dollar value on nature’s contributions. In this week’s interdisciplinary journal — “Proceedings of the National Academy of…

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MSU Researchers to Develop Management Tool for Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Monday, June 1, 2020
View of a waters edge from the water point of view.

Two Michigan State University researchers will develop a multi-objective optimization tool to help agencies make better informed management decisions for the Chesapeake Bay watershed with a $1 million…

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