Seeing the forest for the trees
Study finds 'sweet spot' that makes or breaks environmental actions
Sustainability programs are a Goldilocks proposition – some groups are too big, some are too small, and the environment benefits when the size of a group of people working to save it is just right.View story photos
Lake sturgeon keep spawning options open
A lake sturgeon can live to be 150 years old. And that’s a good thing, because when it comes to making baby sturgeon, well, they aren’t very successful.View story photos
MSU experts offer workshop on automatic milking systems
A free workshop on pasture management with automatic milking systems will occur June 28 at the W. K. Kellogg Biological Station.
MSU Extension offers fact sheet on blueberries
Michigan Fresh blueberries will be available during July and August. Michigan Fresh is an MSU Extension educational program that helps people explore the state’s fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers.
How do you feed 9 billion people?
An international team of scientists has developed crop models to better forecast food production to feed a growing population – projected to reach 9 billion by mid-century – in the face of climate change.
Robert Walker: All roads don't lead to Starbucks
As social scientists, we’ve got our own bag of tricks and fancy footwork, but the bottom line is that our style of science forces us out into the world as naked as newborn babes, typically to an unpleasant part of that same world because answers to our questions aren’t found in places where there’s a Starbucks on every corner.View story photos
College of Natural Science: Undergrad research
The College of Natural Science offers opportunities to be involved with research as soon as freshmen get to campus, something students might not find elsewhere.View story photosView story videos
MSU plant scientist IDs plant that sickened Michigan man
A pokeweed is a plant native to Michigan. It’s large and impressive and has a root that looks like a white-colored carrot. A big, poisonous carrot.View story photos
MSU plant switches to wood biomass fuel
The first of six, 10-acre plots of hybrid poplar trees have been planted at MSU as part of the university’s goal to move toward 100 percent renewable energy.View story videos
Going wild could improve winged workforce
Every spring in the United States, bees pollinate crops valued at about $14 billion. An MSU professor and a team of scientists are using a five-year, $8.6 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to keep this winged workforce operating efficiently.View story photosView story videos