Studying global warming
'not so great' wall
Studying Michigan's wolf debate
Researching world's freshwater fish
Projecting pollinator response to bioenergy production
Staff profiles: Kevin Turner
Earning recognition for global food sustainability efforts
MSU senior Christopher Zatzke, who’s majoring in horticulture, has received a $500 award from the U.S. Agency for International Development and $5,000 from VentureWall for PhotosynQ, a global open source database of plant data.
Harvest Time: Sharing the Abundance
The 15-acre certified organic farm, complete with solar hoop houses and cold storage, is home to the first year-round Community Supported Agriculture program in Michigan and an intensive training program that prepares the next generation of organic farmers.View story photos
New bird species confirmed 15 years after first observation
An international team of scientists has confirmed the discovery of a new bird species more than 15 years after the elusive animal was first seen on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.View story photos
Global warming cynics unmoved by extreme weather
What will it take to convince skeptics of global warming that the phenomenon is real? Surely, many scientists believe, enough droughts, floods and heat waves will begin to change minds. But a new study led by an MSU scholar throws cold water on that theory.View story photos
China's 'not so great' wall
China’s second great wall, a vast seawall covering more than half of the country’s mainland coastline, is a foundation for financial gain – and also a dike holding a swelling rush of ecological woes.View story photos
MSU report shows gains in energy use, waste reduction
In its 2014 annual report, released last month to the Board of Trustees, MSU noted a number of significant gains in the areas of energy use, waste reduction, community engagement and water usage. According to the report, coal use at MSU has been reduced by 65 percent since 2009-10.
Entomologist Guyer lauded for gift and inspiration
The past, present and future came together on Nov. 2, when MSU’s Department of Entomology celebrated a gift launched by one of its most esteemed alumni, Gordon Guyer. A significant lead gift by Gordon and Mary Guyer inspired faculty, alumni and friends to join them in contributing a total of $80,000 to upgrade the department’s conference room.View story photos
USDA grant to help farm operators and workers with disabilities
MSU Extension and Michigan Easter Seals have received a four-year, $720,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture AgrAbility program to assist farm operators and workers with disabilities.
MSU researchers find Michigan's snowshoe hare population dropping off
Researchers have concluded that Michigan’s snowshoe hare population is declining at an alarming rate, and they are linking this problem partially to the effects of climate change. Gary Roloff, associate professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, spearheaded the research as part of a study funded by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.View story photos
MSU Academy for Global Engagement names 10 new fellows
Ten early-to-mid career tenure track faculty have been selected to develop and enhance their international research portfolios. The 2015 Academy for Global Engagement Fellows have been selected for their diverse interests, ranging from skin mechanics to water conflicts.