1. 48217: The Stamps Pollution Mural Project

    ‘48217’ is known as Michigan’s most polluted zip code. Community activists in this community near Detroit teamed up with Stamps Professor Joe Trumpey and his students in Fall 2022 to draw attention to the poor air quality in this industrial area — to stunning effect.

  2. Ann Arbor campus joins Bee Campus USA movement

    U-M’s Ann Arbor campus recently joined UM-Dearborn as a certified Bee Campus, reflecting the University’s commitment to pollinator conservation. U-M has long followed pollinator-friendly landscaping practices.

  3. 319-million-year-old fish preserves the earliest fossilized brain of a backboned animal

    The CT-scanned skull of a 319-million-year-old fossilized fish, pulled from a coal mine in England more than a century ago, has revealed the oldest example of a well-preserved vertebrate brain.

  4. Collaborative project to help improve coastal community resilience in Michigan, Wisconsin

    Researchers from U-M and the University of Wisconsin will assess flood risk for disadvantaged communities in Berrien County, Mich., and Milwaukee, and will provide a framework to extend the analysis throughout the Great Lakes.

  5. Refugee-focused community garden celebrates its first year

    The garrden, a collaboration between Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County and Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, has turned a previously unused, grass-covered space into a fertile, productive plot.

  6. U-M startup joins White House partnership to remove lead pipes

    The water analytics company BlueConduit originated the approach of using machine learning to predict the location of lead pipes. By joining the Biden-Harris Get the Lead Out Partnership, the firm will multiply combined efforts to exponentially reduce risk to American families.

  7. Life in plastic, not so fantastic

    Visitors to this interactive Ann Arbor exhibit by Brooklyn-based artist and environmental activist Robin Frohardt will immerse in a 6,000-square-foot supermarket in which every banana, every frozen pizza, every sushi roll, and every box of cereal is made of single-use plastic. (Gets a person thinking.) Show runs through Feb. 5.

  8. Environmental justice expert is U-M’s first science envoy

    Kyle Whyte is one of seven distinguished scientists in the U.S. tapped to share his expertise with the Department of State. The SEAS professor is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation; he is an expert on climate justice and Indigenous peoples’ rights.

  9. EV transition will benefit most US vehicle owners, but lowest-income Americans could get left behind

    If all vehicles on the road were replaced with new EVs, the transportation energy burdens and associated greenhouse gas emissions would vary widely from place to place, according to a new study.