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MSU Researchers Develop Clearer, More Intuitive Method of Relaying Scientific Results

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
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Faced with confusing or contradictory COVID-19 health news, the public needs more help in understanding complex scientific studies. Michigan State University researchers say. “Scientific studies, especially those in…

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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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Small Farmers Sink or Swim in Globalization’s Tsunami

Friday, February 28, 2020
Researcher speaking with small farmers

Whether small-time farmers across the world get swept away by globalization or ride a wave of new opportunities depends largely on how much control they can get, according…

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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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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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MSU Scientists Contributors to UN Sustainability Report

Thursday, May 9, 2019
MSU F&W scientists contributors to UN sustainability report

Two MSU sustainability scientists contributed to a landmark United Nations report which finds an unprecedented biodiversity loss, and calls for transformative changes to balance nature conservation and economic…

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Energy Stealthily Hitches Ride in Global Trade

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Global Trade, virtual energy, China

Fulfilling the world’s growing energy needs summons images of oil pipelines, electric wires and truckloads of coal, but Michigan State University scientists show a lot of energy moves…

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Keeping SDGs from Being a Zero-Sum Game

Monday, February 11, 2019
SPG

Even as the world gets on the same sustainability page courtesy of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), those very goals can result in significant tradeoffs. Scientists…

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7 MSU Ag-Bio Researchers Among Most Highly Cited

Friday, December 7, 2018
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Seven Michigan State University researchers have been recognized in the Highly Cited Researchers List, an annual compilation of the global leaders in scientific influence by Clarivate Analytics. The…

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Large Hydropower Dams ‘Not Sustainable’ in the Developing World

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Dam

It’s hard to beat hydropower from dams, a renewable source of electricity that helped build much of the developed world. Yet five scientists from Michigan State University say…

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