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Organisms with Small Genomes, Cells Found Thriving in Hot Soils

Monday, November 5, 2018
Shade Centralia

As our planet warms, what life will survive and thrive? If the coal fire-fueled soils around Centralia, Pennsylvania, are any indication, organisms with smaller genomes and cells may…

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MSU Aquatic Ecologist Receives Grant to Study Phytoplankton Traits

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Phytoplankton under a microscope

Elena Litchman, Michigan State University aquatic ecologist, is leading a three-year, $993,000 project funded by the National Science Foundation in collaboration with faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. The…

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Diamond Technology Cleans Up PFAS-Contaminated Wastewater

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

More than 1.5 million Michigan residents and potentially more than hundreds of sites nationwide ­– and counting – have PFAS-tainted water. Michigan State University-Fraunhofer USA, Inc. Center for…

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Amazon Rainforest Conservation Victories Spill Losses to Neighbors

Monday, October 8, 2018
Amazon

New research suggests that protecting the Amazon rainforest from deforestation may just be shifting the damage to a less renowned neighbor. The unintended consequences are profound. Efforts to…

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MSU Biologist Sheds Light on Fog’s Role in Microbial Transport

Thursday, September 27, 2018
Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans, Michigan State University biologist and co-lead author of a study in the journal Science of the Total Environment, worked with a team of scientists to provide…

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Soil Holds the Secret to Mitigating Climate Change

Monday, September 17, 2018
Soil

Food production doesn’t have to be a victim of climate change. New research from Michigan State University suggests that crop yields and the global food supply chain can…

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How Journalists Become First Responders During a Natural Disaster

Friday, September 14, 2018

Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, Michigan State University researchers have been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to…

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Evolutionary Lessons from an Ancient Fish

Friday, August 31, 2018

Evolution and gars – freshwater fish with toothy snouts – are so intricately intertwined that one Michigan State University researcher created a vanity license plate, highlighting his dedication…

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Pokhrel to Use NSF CAREER Award to Advance Water Resource Sustainability and Food Security

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Pokhrel

Yadu Pokhrel, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan State University, is concerned that with more than seven billion people on the planet, it is time…

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Climate Change Should Help Midwest Corn Production through 2050

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Cornfield Sunset

Climate change and global warming put some forms of life at risk, but researchers found one instance that might not feel the heat – corn. Contrary to previous…

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