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Stalking immortality

As late bloomers go, the American agave at U-M’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens was peerless. At age 80, the plant gained rockstar status, only to perish soon after. Or did it?

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Protecting the Great Lakes

Striped invaders, toxic blooms, and rising waters are just some of the targets in U-M’s sights, as experts seek to defend our state’s precious waters.

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Focus on Flint

As leaders seek solutions to the Flint water crisis, the U-M community rallies across campuses to share expertise, launch research, and support efforts to aid local residents.

A 1970 teach-in for the environment.

Teach-in + 50

VIDEO

On the 50th anniversary of the original teach-in at U-M, experts and advocates convene with a goal to “end the war against the planet.”

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Medicinal magic

“Nature’s pharmacy” at Matthaei Botanical Gardens showcases healing power of plants in elaborate garden organized by systems of the body.

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Probing links to autism

Researchers building database to study how environmental stressors may impact brain development.