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Environment

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Where there’s smoke . . .

U-M researchers are setting Northern Michigan ablaze. But fear not. They’ve been doing it for a century. And they have good reason.

The Aquaponics Oasis Food Production System (Image courtesy of Michelle Leach.)

(Fish) farm to table

Biomedical engineer/alum creates the ‘Oasis,’ a portable mini-ecosystem ideal for people facing food insecurity.

Michigan bobcat selfie

Into the woods

From bobcats to badgers and fawns to foxes, U-M camera-trap project captures hundreds of thousands of Michigan wildlife selfies.

Students build straw bale house

Straw bale house

How 22 undergrads and one fearless leader used 200 bales of straw to build U-M’s first off-the-grid structure.

Vivace device

Startup bets on ‘slow water’

Experts are testing the first commercial-scale prototype of a device that uses slow-moving river and ocean currents to generate electricity.