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

Environment

  1. Feeling stressed? Take a ‘nature pill’

    Spending just 20 minutes in nature — even if it’s simply gardening, doing yardwork or sitting quietly in the backyard — can significantly lower stress hormone levels.

  2. Original Earth Day organizers reunite 50 years later

    Former student activists who established the 1970 Teach-In on the Environment examine how history can inform the present — and the future.

  3. What on Earth are you doing?

    The relentless barrage of dire news about climate change can take a toll on one’s psyche. Just imagine if climate change is your area of study. Plus: U-M & Earth Day at 50

  4. Producing ‘green methane’ with artificial photosynthesis

    A solar-powered catalyst uses artificial photosynthesis to turn carbon dioxide into methane. We could be recycling smokestack CO2 within 5-10 years, researchers say.

  5. Migratory birds shrinking as climate warms

    A four-decade record shows North American birds are getting smaller and their wings are getting longer. Both changes appear to be responses to the climate.

  6. ‘We’re missing something fundamental about the sun’

    First data from NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission has implications for space weather prediction and Earth’s power grid.

  7. Meet me at Camp Davis

    Since 1929, students of earth and environmental sciences have convened at U-M’s Camp Davis in Wyoming. A recent reunion inspired some heated (but friendly) debate.

  8. Apple and U-M collaborate on sound study

    Scientists have long grappled with measuring the impact of noise exposure on humans. U-M has partnered with Apple to use a person’s iPhone and Apple Watch to generate a more holistic overview.

  9. Michigan cities, groups that will bear brunt of climate change effects

    Study shows most cities in Michigan will be dealing with harsh consequences of climate change, and vulnerable groups who are disproportionately affected by it will continue to do so now and into the future.