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Plant and Photosynthesis: What’s Making Plants Lose Their Lunch?

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Aerial picture of crop land.

A new study from Michigan State University is shedding light on how plants could potentially become more efficient at photosynthesis. The long-term implications of this research range from…

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Fields of Breeders’ Dreams: A Team Effort Toward Targeted Crop Improvements

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Switchgrass

Community effort yields reference switchgrass genome, environmental adaptations data. Michigan State University plant biology researcher David Lowry is part of a study that examines the use of switchgrass in fighting…

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Mitigating Floods in Extreme Weather

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Dam

Study finds that dams reduce global flood exposure in climate change. A collaborative worldwide study led by researchers at the National Institute for Environmental Studies-Japan, the University of…

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New Climate Change Study: Number of People Suffering Extreme Droughts Will Double

Monday, January 11, 2021
Photo of the desert with a cloudy sky and the soil is cracked.

Michigan State University is leading a global research effort to offer the first worldwide view of how climate change could affect water availability and drought severity in the…

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Emergency Response Archive Of Puerto Rico Receives Mellon Foundation Grant

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Michigan State University a $325,000 grant to support the first phase of the “Emergency Response Archive of Puerto Rico,” a digital open-access…

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Investigating The Impact Of Heatwaves On Natural And Agricultural Ecosystems

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Image of A Colorado potato beetle on a leaf.

Will Wetzel, assistant professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Entomology, is researching how extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, impact various ecosystems in Michigan. A major…

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Faculty-Edited Book On Environmental News Coverage Wins Research Award

Saturday, July 13, 2019

A lack of research on how news media from around the world covers climate change inspired scholars Juliet Pinto, Bruno Takahashi, and Manuel Chavez to study environmental coverage…

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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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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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Climate Change Studied in a Digital Environment

Friday, June 30, 2017

Emily Dolson is a doctoral student earning dual degrees in computer science and in ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior at Michigan State University. She is also part of the BEACON Center for…

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