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Farms, Tables and Revealing Vast Impacts Between and Beyond

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Open farm field with irrigation system in the background

Bountiful harvests in one location can mean empty water reservoirs and environmental woes far from farmlands. A unique study in this week’s Nature Communications examines how food, energy, water and…

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Small Farmers Sink or Swim in Globalization’s Tsunami

Friday, February 28, 2020
Researcher speaking with small farmers

Whether small-time farmers across the world get swept away by globalization or ride a wave of new opportunities depends largely on how much control they can get, according…

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Transformative Change Can Save Humans and Nature

Friday, December 13, 2019

The survival of Earth’s life is not a battle of humans versus nature. In this week’s Science a sweeping assessment of nature, concluding victory needs both humans and…

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American Philosophical Society Elects MSU’s Liu

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Sustainability scholar and University Distinguished Professor Jianguo “Jack” Liu has become the first from Michigan State University to be elected to the American Philosophical Society — the oldest…

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