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Study Finds Small Streams Have Big Impacts On Great Lakes

Thursday, October 29, 2020
River tributary with trees on both sides

Excessive nutrient inputs from tributary streams and rivers contribute to harmful algal blooms and coastal ecosystem degradation worldwide. However, the role that small tributaries play in coastal nutrient…

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Global Change is Triggering an Identity Switch in Grasslands

Thursday, September 5, 2019
switchgrass in field

Grasslands make up more than 40% of the world’s ice-free land and have sustained humanity and thousands of other species for eons. In addition to providing food for…

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Machine Learning Unlocks Plants’ Secrets

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Plants

Plants are master chemists, and Michigan State University researchers have unlocked their secret of producing specialized metabolites. The research, published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National…

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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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