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MSU Student Entrepreneurs Create ‘Land Grant Goods’

Monday, November 27, 2017

Land Grant Goods is the first Michigan State University-affiliated, student-run business. Its goal is to innovate the local food system while creating the next generation of food activists…

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MSU Key Player in New Great Lakes Research Group

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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Michigan State University is poised to play a big role in the newly formed Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR). A five-year, $20 million dollar grant from…

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Most Michiganders Favor Environment Over Economy

Friday, March 3, 2017
Dan Bergan poes on Monday February 27, 2017.

Most Michigan residents would prefer policymakers prioritize the environment over economic growth, finds a new survey by Michigan State University researchers. According to the poll, 59 percent favor…

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Combining Observation Tools Brings New Insights

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
environmental researchers

Researchers at Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability have found a way to combine two powerful observation systems to better track the health and future of biodiversity as…

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Environmental Activism Works, Study Shows

Monday, June 15, 2015

The environmental movement is making a difference – nudging greenhouse gas emissions down in states with strong green voices, according to a Michigan State University study. Social scientist…

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Additives to Biodegrade Plastics Don’t Work

Friday, March 20, 2015

Recycling plastic works; additives to biodegrade plastic do not. A new study from Michigan State University shows that several additives that claim to break down polyethylene (i.e., plastic…

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