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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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MSU PhD Student Studying Land Use, Human Health in Malawi

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
April Frake

Michigan State University doctoral student April Frake is conducting research in the Bwanje Valley Irrigation Scheme (BVIS) and surrounding area, located in central Malawi to determine the impact of…

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Satellite Data Helping Farmers in Africa, Asia

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Joseph Messina

Michigan State University’s Joe Messina, professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Science, and associate dean for Research in the College of Social Science, is known…

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MSU Studying Ways to Improve Dams

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Daniel Kramer and iaguo Qi

Michigan State University researchers, equipped with $3 million from NASA, will investigate innovative methods to improve dams so that they are less harmful to people and the environment. Focusing…

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MSU Scientist Leads NOAA-Funded Effort to Better Predict Droughts

Thursday, October 19, 2017
drought map of the United States

A Michigan State University scientist is leading a competitively funded NOAA research project to create a better system for predicting droughts, a type of climate extreme that causes…

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How to Attack Africa’s Neonatal Mortality Problem

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Sue Grady

Giving birth at home is the most significant risk factor for neonatal deaths in major sections of Africa – a continent that continues to be plagued by the…

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MSU Geography Prof Named Fulbright Scholar

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Peilei Fan

Peilei Fan, associate professor of urban and regional planning in both the School of Planning, Design and Construction and MSU’s Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, has…

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Zhong Elected Fellow of American Meteorological Society

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Sharon Zhong

Sharon Zhong, professor in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University, has recently been elected as a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society…

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MSU ‘Rethinks Hydropower’ with $2.6M NSF Grant

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Emilio Moran

An interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists will use a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant to investigate new ways of producing hydropower, increasing food production and…

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Affordable Water in US Reaching a Crisis

Thursday, January 12, 2017
glass of water

If water rates continue rising at projected amounts, the number of U.S. households unable to afford water could triple in five years, to nearly 36 percent, finds new…

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