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MSU Scientists Contributors to UN Sustainability Report

Thursday, May 9, 2019
MSU F&W scientists contributors to UN sustainability report

Two MSU sustainability scientists contributed to a landmark United Nations report which finds an unprecedented biodiversity loss, and calls for transformative changes to balance nature conservation and economic…

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Energy Stealthily Hitches Ride in Global Trade

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Global Trade, virtual energy, China

Fulfilling the world’s growing energy needs summons images of oil pipelines, electric wires and truckloads of coal, but Michigan State University scientists show a lot of energy moves…

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Keeping SDGs from Being a Zero-Sum Game

Monday, February 11, 2019
SPG

Even as the world gets on the same sustainability page courtesy of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), those very goals can result in significant tradeoffs. Scientists…

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7 MSU Ag-Bio Researchers Among Most Highly Cited

Friday, December 7, 2018
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Seven Michigan State University researchers have been recognized in the Highly Cited Researchers List, an annual compilation of the global leaders in scientific influence by Clarivate Analytics. The…

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Amazon Rainforest Conservation Victories Spill Losses to Neighbors

Monday, October 8, 2018
Amazon

New research suggests that protecting the Amazon rainforest from deforestation may just be shifting the damage to a less renowned neighbor. The unintended consequences are profound. Efforts to…

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Importing Food Damages Domestic Environment

Monday, May 14, 2018
Farm Image

Trees falling as fragile forests become cropland is a visual shorthand for the environmental costs exporting countries pay to meet lucrative global demands for food. Yet, a new…

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Conservation Costs Can Be Higher than Bargained For

Thursday, March 22, 2018
potato field in China

 Sweeping policies that reward people in environmentally sensitive areas for returning their farmlands to nature have been lauded as ecological triumphs. But a new Michigan State University study…

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Chinese Pandas Benefit from Conservation Efforts

Friday, October 13, 2017

For more than two decades, Spartan researchers have worked toward improving the plight of the panda in China. Led by MSU’s Jianguo “Jack” Liu, the results include policy…

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Pandas Still ‘Vulnerable,’ Habitat Sustainability Questioned

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
A young panda in Wolong, China dozes after wearing itself out playing. Learn more about MSU research

Pandas, the beloved Chinese iconic animal, have basked in good press lately – their extinction risk status downgraded from “endangered” to “vulnerable,” their good fortunes shown to rub off…

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Protecting Pandas Helps People, Environment in China

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
panda

Recent Michigan State University work shows China’s decades of defending panda turf have been good not just for the beloved bears, but also for protecting habitat for other…

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