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Environment

  1. Lake-bottom robot tracks toxicity

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

  2. Into the woods

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Google, U-M partner to battle Flint crisis

    New smartphone app and digital tools will help manage, navigate Flint water crisis.

  6. From the edge of the Arctic

    At a remote climate change research outpost, engineer Brie Van Dam, BS ’07, helps track the planet’s vital signs.

  7. Time to get serious?

    As the Earth’s climate changes, experts explore provocative interventions and ask: Can we geoengineer our way out of a looming crisis?

  8. 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?

  9. 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.