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

Environment

  1. 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.

  2. Diving into science diplomacy

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

  3. 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.

  4. (Fish) farm to table

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

  5. 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.

  6. Lake-bottom robot tracks toxicity

    A new research tool to safeguard drinking water is keeping a watchful eye on Lake Erie.

  7. Into the woods

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

  8. 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.

  9. Straits of Mackinac at risk?

    More than 700 miles of shoreline in lakes Huron and Michigan are potentially vulnerable to oil spills if the pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac ruptures.