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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.

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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.