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  • Damage from the 2012 Reading Fire in Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA, photographed in 2016. Wildfires can have many effects on lakes, including increasing concentrations of nutrients and contaminants. Photos: Ian McCullough

    Feeling the burn: Wildfires increasingly threaten US lakes

    Published on July 15, 2019

    According to a team of scientists led by Ian McCullough, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University, U.S. lakes are facing a growing threat: wildfires.

  • Soybean farm in Virginia, Illinois

    Tariffs lead to creative supply chains

    Published on June 26, 2019

    MSU scholars apply a new, more holistic way to examine global agricultural trade to better understand what’s going on when a country as enormous as China develops a big appetite for soybeans.

  • Riparian substrate habitat, Flat River

    Scientists defend headwater protections

    Published on May 30, 2019

    Scientists, including MSU's Dana Infante, rally to put science back at the forefront of the nation's revised protections of streams and their valuable ecosystems.

  • Cusco, Peru

    Study scrutinizes global tourism’s push and pull

    Published on May 21, 2019

    Tourists have become international jetsetters, bringing the promise of prosperity, threats to the nature they come to experience and lots of questions about how to strike a balance. The key: What drives tourism?

  • Karim Maredia

    CANR names new leader of international programs

    Published on May 20, 2019

    Karim Maredia has been named a senior global scholar and the director of agriculture and natural resources international programs in the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

  • The United Nations' Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

    MSU F&W scientists contributors to UN sustainability report

    Published on May 9, 2019

    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 development.

  • F&W associate professor Andrés Viña measuring a tree in the Wolong Nature Reserve.

    Grading conservation: Which reserves defend forests?

    Published on May 7, 2019

    Lands that shelter forests have value often readily tallied by developers, but until now it’s been more difficult to prove the success of protecting those forested lands in pursuit of sustainability. That can put conservationists on the defense.

  • Water in Beijing

    Diving deep into water and energy trade-offs

    Published on April 30, 2019

    Two papers by MSU scientists begin challenging a more simplistic, input/output view of natural resources in favor of a way that better reflected how the world really works.

  • Alaskan pipeline. Credit: Arthur D. Chapman and Audrey Bendus

    Energy stealthily hitches ride in global trade

    Published on March 21, 2019

    Fulfilling the world’s growing energy needs summons images of oil pipelines, electric wires and truckloads of coal. But MSU research shows a lot of energy moves nearly incognito, embedded in the products, and leaves its environmental footprint home.

Science communicator honored by AAAS

November 29, 2018

Sue Nichols becomes first Michigan science communicator to be elected a AAAS Fellow.

Liu named among most highly cited in global list

November 29, 2018

Jack Liu, Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability, makes this year's list of Highly Cited Researchers - an acknowledgement of the power of cross-field research.

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