Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Environment

  1. Compostable diapers

    U-M startup Ecovia Renewables hopes to rid the planet’s landfills of disposable diapers; team is working with manufacturers to put a biodegradable material into product prototypes.

  2. Get the lead out

    Copper or lead? That is the question, as U-M researchers use data science to speed the process of finding which Flint homes need new pipes.

  3. All good in the agrihood

    Hope for a thriving Detroit springs eternal (along with fresh produce) at the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative.

  4. Deadly rip currents

    Since 2010, more than 600 people have drowned in the Great Lakes. One survivor, a U-M communicator, turns survivor guilt into life-saving action.

  5. Life's a beach

    Researchers are working in Lake Michigan communities to shore up effects of beach erosion as threats intensify from fluctuating Great Lakes water levels.

  6. Diving into science diplomacy

    Recent diving trip to Cuba is as much about building relationships as it is about advancing science.

  7. 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.

  8. (Fish) farm to table

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

  9. 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.