Growing food without sunlight or soil
A new MSU lab uses LED lights and vertical farming to optimize food for the future.View story photos
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue to visit MSU
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will kick off his third “Back to Our Roots” RV tour on April 3 at MSU.View story photos
Mantle minerals offer clues to deep Earth’s composition
Scientists now have a clearer picture of the Earth’s mantle, thanks to Michigan State University research published in the current issue of Nature Communications.View story photos
Light affects cyanobacteria’s diet
MSU scientists have found a link between how water-dwelling bacteria, called cyanobacteria, monitor light quality in their surroundings and how much energy they get out of photosynthesis.
Conservation costs can be higher than bargained for
Sweeping policies that reward people in environmentally sensitive areas for returning their farmlands to nature have been lauded as ecological triumphs. But a new MSU study shows that over time some participants may become conservation martyrs.View story photos
Environmentally friendly cattle production (really)
When cattle congregate, they’re often cast as the poster animals for overgrazing, water pollution and an unsustainable industry. While some of the criticism is warranted, cattle production -- even allowing herds to roam through grasslands and orchards -- can be beneficial to the environment as well as sustainable.View story photos
Let them eat carp: Fish farms are helping to fight hunger
MSU researcher Ben Belton discusses how fish farming impacts developing countries and the role aquaculture plays in feeding the world.
Calling all birding enthusiasts, field ornithology course opens
The W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary’s field ornithology course is currently open for registration. Birders of all skill levels will learn something new from the course, which has been offered every year for the past 10 years with great success.
Muslim Mental Health Conference to focus on civil justice abuses in Washington, D.C.
The Muslim Mental Health Conference, an international meeting established at MSU 10 years ago, has grown in size and scope.View story photos
MSU’s Solar Carport receives the Smart Energy Decisions Onsite Renewable Energy Award
MSU’s solar carport project received high praise at the Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Summit 2018.View story photos