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Anctil to Research Impact of Solar Photovoltaics Industry in U.S.

Monday, February 8, 2021
Solar panels in a field with a sunset in the background.

A civil and environmental engineering researcher at Michigan State University will use a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to evaluate the environmental impact of…

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Scientists Advocate Breaking Laws – of Geography and Ecology

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
A branch with green leaves, there are trees in the background.

Recent global calamities – the pandemic, wildfires, floods – are spurring interdisciplinary scientists to nudge aside the fashionable First Law of Geography that dictates “everything is related to…

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Pandas’ Popularity ‘Umbrella’ Not Protecting Neighbors

Monday, January 4, 2021
forest

Doubt is cast on the long-held hope that the conservation protections granted pandas and other adored threatened species extended to their wildlife neighbors, calling for broader conservation efforts….

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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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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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Conservation Costs Can Be Higher than Bargained For

Thursday, March 22, 2018
potato field in China

 Sweeping policies that reward people in environmentally sensitive areas for returning their farmlands to nature have been lauded as ecological triumphs. But a new Michigan State University study…

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Two MSU Student Teams Take Top Chinese Advertising Prizes

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Two teams featuring eight Michigan State University students won silver pencils at this year’s One Show Greater China Festival for campaigns they designed for Chevrolet. MSU students Madeline…

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Chinese Pandas Benefit from Conservation Efforts

Friday, October 13, 2017

For more than two decades, Spartan researchers have worked toward improving the plight of the panda in China. Led by MSU’s Jianguo “Jack” Liu, the results include policy…

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Pandas Still ‘Vulnerable,’ Habitat Sustainability Questioned

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
A young panda in Wolong, China dozes after wearing itself out playing. Learn more about MSU research

Pandas, the beloved Chinese iconic animal, have basked in good press lately – their extinction risk status downgraded from “endangered” to “vulnerable,” their good fortunes shown to rub off…

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MSU Doctoral Student Named Fulbright Scholar

Monday, May 1, 2017
Thomas Connor

Doctoral student Thomas Connor will spend a year seeking to understand the forces that divide wildlife habitat in China and create links between scientists, nature lovers and tourists…

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