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Climate Change

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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Understanding Climate Change is in the Details

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Zhenci Xu and Jianguo “Jack” Liu

Scientists at Michigan State University show that examining the daily minutia of climate, not just temperature, but also sunshine, precipitation and soil moisture simultaneously all over a country…

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Climate Change, Tornadoes and Mobile Homes: A Dangerous Mix

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Aftermath of category 4 tornado that touched down in small town in Indiana

Tornadoes and mobile homes don’t mix to begin with, but throw in the volatility of climate change and the potential for massive property damage and deaths is even…

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Human Behavior Influences Effective Policies on Energy, Climate Change

Monday, May 9, 2016
global climate change map

As governments and researchers race to develop policies and technologies to make energy production more sustainable and mitigate climate change, they need to remember that the most-sophisticated endeavors…

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Climate-Change Foes Winning Public Opinion War

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Smoke stack

As world leaders meet this week and next at a historic climate change summit in Paris, a new study by Michigan State University environmental scientists suggests opponents of…

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Improving Collaboration between Native Americans, Climate Scientists

Friday, September 18, 2015
Kyle Whyte

Hoping to improve Native American tribes’ access to climate science tools, a Michigan State University researcher will use a four-year $450,000 National Science Foundation grant to foster better…

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Exploring ‘Cover Crop/ Climate’ Connections

Thursday, August 6, 2015
two women in field

Michigan State University researchers are studying the impact of “cover crop” use on everything from row crops to orchards and carrots to Christmas trees. Planted to provide a…

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