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Trinidad’s Guppy-Filled Streams Provide Natural Lab for Genetic Rescue Research

Monday, January 6, 2020
Close of picture of guppies swimming.

Trinidadian Guppies, ubiquitous in freshwater aquariums around the world, are no bigger than your thumb. But for Sarah Fitzpatrick, assistant professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Integrative…

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All Global Sustainability is Local

Thursday, January 2, 2020
China country side, trees on mountains.

In a Nature cover story, Jianguo “Jack” Liu and MSU’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, or CSIS, members use groundbreaking methods to discover sustainability, like politics, is…

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NSF Grant Supports Study of Low-Oxygen Zones

Thursday, December 26, 2019
Satellite view of the ocean

What impacts can we expect from the expansion of low-oxygen zones in today’s ocean? An international team of scientists that includes Michigan State University paleo-oceanographer Dalton Hardisty has…

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Transformative Change Can Save Humans and Nature

Friday, December 13, 2019

The survival of Earth’s life is not a battle of humans versus nature. In this week’s Science a sweeping assessment of nature, concluding victory needs both humans and…

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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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