Saving energy vs.
saving the planet
Avian Science Club
Spartan Saga: Michele Payn-Knoper
The politics of saving energy vs. saving the planet
Buying an energy-efficient appliance or light bulb can seem like a green act and a good idea. But that depends on if the buyer is red or blue.View story photos
Unraveling the Napo's mystery
In the United States, rivers and their floodplains are well-documented and monitored. Ecuador’s largest river, however, remains largely mysterious.View story photosView story videos
Avian Science Club wins $7,500 grant
The MSU Avian Science Club won a $7,500 grant through the Reach Teach Learn contest – an initiative focused on encouraging positive conversations between the poultry industry and the general public about what it takes to safely produce today’s abundant food supply.View story videos
Sowing a more sustainable future
One of the keys to better nutrition and health for the people of Rwanda fits in the palm of a hand: legumes. But despite their nutritional punch, legumes—including common beans, cowpeas, and lima beans—are highly susceptible to drought and disease. That’s what brought MSU scientists to Rwanda, which has the world’s highest bean consumption per capita, to work on breeding heartier varieties that can sustain the people and economy of the country.View story photosView story videos
Protecting pandas—and the planet
In the mountains of the Sichuan Province of southwestern China, the Wolong Panda Nature Reserve is home to both the endangered peaceful mountain dwellers it is mandated to protect and the residents of the valley where the habitat of the giant panda is being restored. It’s also home base for research that holds important insights into the future of pandas and people.View story photosView story videos
David Green: Go Green, Go White, Go Hyena?
Working on MSU’s Mara Hyena Project, we get pretty used to seeing hyenas covered in all sorts of substances.View story photos
Beverage specialization slated for Fall 2013
A new specialization in MSU's Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition will help prepare students for work in Michigan’s beverage industry as well as the general U.S. industry.
MSU Extension expert to teach about strawberries
Author and MSU Extension educator Lisa Treiber will teach proper preservation and use of strawberries as part of the Michigan Fresh initiative.
Ryan Groendyk: Living Off the Fat of the Land
This blog is dedicated to an ongoing project revolving around my art car. I’ll be tracking my experiences running this car on biofuels including waste vegetable oil, bio-diesel, and anythingView story photos
Empowering a village in India
In the community of Bedani, India, villagers often would travel a mile or more to the nearest river for water. Their plight inspired Priyanka Pandey, a medical student in MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, to create a plan to install five water pumps throughout the village so every family home is within 20 feet of a source for clean, fresh water.View story videos