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

Environment

  1. 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?

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. Medicinal magic

    “Nature’s pharmacy” at Matthaei Botanical Gardens showcases healing power of plants in elaborate garden organized by systems of the body.

  5. Protecting the Great Lakes

    Striped invaders, toxic blooms, and rising waters are just some of the targets in U-M’s sights, as experts seek to defend our state’s precious waters.

  6. Teach-in + 50

    On the 50th anniversary of the original teach-in at U-M, experts and advocates convene with a goal to “end the war against the planet.”

  7. Probing links to autism

    Researchers building database to study how environmental stressors may impact brain development.

  8. First climate action plan for Detroit

    U-M students complete first comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in Motor City history.

  9. Under the D

    A vacant house in Detroit seems an unlikely site for a shrimp farm – until you think “urban revitalization through sustainable aquaculture.”