Earth Day. Every Day.
MSU to stop
Answering the question of how chickens crossed the sea
Howling for crowd funding
Additives to biodegrade plastics don’t work
Hidden benefits of electric vehicles revealed
MSU students awarded funds for community service projects abroad
Three MSU students have received grants to pursue projects in Mali and El Salvador that are intended to improve the quality of life for people in those countries.View story photos
Ah…spring in Michigan. This morning I was literally scratching a mosquito bite while I shook snowflakes out of my hair. How can that be? One minute I’m basking in the sun on my deck and the next I’m looking for the gloves I thought I wouldn’t need again until fall. It’s like the weather in my state is completely confused, suffers from a split personality or just truly wants to be mean. Yet for all the times I shake my fist at the outdoors, when it comes down to it, I can’t get enough of it. I love the feeling of the sun on my face and the smell of rain. I love the stillness of a softly falling snow and the raging temper of a thunderstorm. I love sand between my toes and waves breaking over my ankles. I love the symphony of birds and the lullaby of crickets. There is a lot to love on this big place we call earth. It’s easy to forget, especially in spring, that every day we’re actually doing quite a bit of damage to this beautiful planet. It’s not that we’re all consciously out to kill the place we live, it’s just that the way we live can cause some pretty serious consequences.View story photos
Warren Wood: Loving Water but Working in the Desert
Becoming a hydrogeologist in the early 1960s seemed like a good fit. I loved all things water: sailing, canoeing, swimming, etc.View story photos
Aniela Butler: Demmer Scholar
As I returned to Washington, D.C. over spring break, my thoughts went back to last summer when I was a Demmer Scholar and worked with the Federal Forest Resource Coalition and I fell in love with our nation’s capital.View story photos
New perspectives on how ecological communities are assembled
What do you get when you combine a professor who literally wrote the book on community ecology and another who has more than 40 years experience as a leader in the field of evolutionary biology?View story photos
Three CANR graduate students awarded National Science Foundation fellowships
Three graduate students from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at MSU have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation graduate research fellowships. Forestry students Clarice Esch and Kileigh Browning and entomology student Adam Ingrao were awarded fellowships for research in their respective areas.
Earth Day. Every Day.
At MSU, green is always in season. An early innovator in sustainability and resource conservation, MSU is meeting aggressive goals in critical areas of energy, waste reduction, transportation, water and community engagement. See how Spartans are going greener than ever.
Kellogg Biological Station hosts open house to celebrate W.K. Kellogg’s birthday
During “Sustaining the Vision,” an annual open house, the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station will honor the legacy of W.K. Kellogg. At this event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19, the W.K. Kellogg Manor House and Kellogg Bird Sanctuary will offer free admission to celebrate the birthday of W.K. Kellogg.
Declining bee populations is focus of KBS event
Join the Kellogg Biological Station at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 in welcoming Rufus Isaacs, an MSU professor and Extension specialist in the Department of Entomology, to hear him talk about the biology and management of insects, specifically in grape and blueberry crops.
MSU to stop burning coal at campus power plant
In a move that will reduce emissions at its T.B. Simon Power Plant as well as significantly advance its Energy Transition Plan, MSU is taking steps to stop burning coal by the end of 2016, with a majority of coal purchasing and burning ending in 2015.