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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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Global Water Pathogens Project Receives Gates Foundation Award

Monday, May 14, 2018
Joan Rose

The Global Water Pathogens Project, or GWPP, a joint effort through Michigan State University and the International Hydrological Programme of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,…

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Importing Food Damages Domestic Environment

Monday, May 14, 2018
Farm Image

Trees falling as fragile forests become cropland is a visual shorthand for the environmental costs exporting countries pay to meet lucrative global demands for food. Yet, a new…

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Eleven MSU Researchers Receive CAREER Awards for 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
NSF Career Awardees Headshots

Eleven Michigan State University scientists are the recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) Early CAREER Faculty Awards, seven of them women in the College of Natural Science. The…

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New Research Lends Insight into the Spread of Invasive Species

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Some invasive species depend on one another to spread, according to new research from Michigan State University scientists. The research explored a novel modeling technique called joint species…

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