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Climate Change

To Intervene Or Not To Intervene? That Is The Future Climate Question

Monday, April 5, 2021
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Nine of the hottest years in human history have occurred in the past decade. Without a major shift in this climate trajectory, the future of life on Earth…

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Global River Flow Contingent Upon Climate Change

Monday, March 15, 2021
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More often than ever before, water available in rivers is at the mercy of climate change, international researchers collaborating on a worldwide study with Michigan State University have…

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Litchman Receives Hutchinson Award for Scientific Excellence in Aquatic Ecology

Thursday, March 4, 2021
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Elena Litchman, professor of aquatic ecology at Michigan State University, is the recipient of the 2021 G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and…

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Responding Ethically to Disasters

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

While spending a lot of time looking to the past, Christina Boyles has her sights set on influencing the future as she creates archives that provide useful tools, resources, and…

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

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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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
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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
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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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