Microbes are gatekeepers of Earth’s deep carbon
How environmental reporting can help in emerging democracies
Rhomboid-like protein helps plants produce lipids
MSU earns gold rating for sustainability achievements
Climate change poses greater threat to native species
Researchers investigate microbes and their effect on plant growth
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Students develop artwork, videos, materials for Detroit Zoo
MSU students, faculty and researchers are the creators and driving force behind a new exhibit and one-of-a-kind sculpture now on display at the Detroit Zoo.View story photos
MSU scientists contribute to UN sustainability report
In assessing the world’s biodiversity and ecosystem services, a landmark United Nations report finds an unprecedented biodiversity loss – one million species of animals and plants face extinction. It calls for transformative changes to balance nature conservation and economic development.
MSU hosting PFAS roundtable
Media Advisory: MSU hosting PFAS roundtable
Data, statistics and hydrology can reveal key truths about Lake Chad
Lake Chad is critically important, both economically and culturally, for millions of people in one of the world’s most impoverished regions.View story photos
Simpler and smaller: A new synthetic nanofactory inspired by nature
Bacteria across our planet contain nanometer-sized factories that do many different things. Some make nutrients, others isolate toxic materials that could harm the bacteria. We have barely scratched the surface of their functional diversity.
Is treating drinking water enough to limit PFAS exposure?
Researchers from three states currently grappling with water contaminated with poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are joining forces to tackle one of the biggest remaining questions facing communities who have found the toxic chemicals used in firefighting foam, nonstick cookware and water-repellent clothing lurking in their water supply.View story photos
Tomato, Tomat-oh! Understanding evolution to reduce pesticide use
Although pesticides are a standard part of crop production, Michigan State University researchers believe pesticide use could be reduced by taking cues from wild plants.View story photos
The buzz about bumble bees isn’t good
While many scientists are focused on the decline of honey bees, relatively few study bumble bees. Spoiler: their numbers are dropping, too.View story photos
MSU awarded $7.8M for agricultural transformation in Malawi
MSU researchers received a $7.8 million grant from the Agricultural Transformation Initiative to build an independent policy research institute in Malawi dedicated to improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and transforming Malawi’s agricultural sector.
Kyle Cameron: 'Shake it off' and reduce consumption
As a communication major and outreach coordinator for the MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center, I was excited to help the center run a pilot of the “Shake it, Don’t Waste it” campaign — a waste reduction campaign targeting paper towel conservation.View story photos