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U-M sets ambitious goal to pull carbon from air — Bloomberg BNA

Aug. 20, 2018 — Imagine a company selling flexible concrete made from carbon dioxide sucked directly from the air that could help highways withstand earthquakes and help solve climate change.

That is one of the goals of a University of Michigan project taking a market-based approach to climate change. It is setting out to invent and market products such as concrete and fabrics that are stuffed full of human carbon dioxide emissions accumulating in the atmosphere. The University announced Aug. 8 that its Global CO2 Initiative’s lofty goal is to remove 10 percent of annual carbon emissions by 2030 to help prevent climate change from spiraling out of control.

A hellish July validates climate change forecasts — USA Today

July 30, 2018 — This month’s weather has been downright hellish in parts of the United States and across the globe, providing further evidence that the impact of climate change is no longer relegated to starving polar bears and shrinking ice caps. If there’s good news, it’s that more citizens understand the problem, even as Washington fritters away valuable time with its inaction: 73 percent now say there’s solid evidence of global warming, and a record 60 percent agree that humans are at least partially to blame, according to a University of Michigan survey.

Medical researchers: Kids were not ‘poisoned’ in Flint water crisis — WDET

Aug. 16, 2018 — When we think about the horrors of the Flint Water Crisis, the thing that often comes to mind first is the idea of kids being poisoned by their drinking water. This is a word we hear often when talking about this — kids were “poisoned” in Flint. Recently, “Detroit Today” host Stephen Henderson spoke with author and journalist Anna Clark about her new book about the crisis titled The Poisoned City.