Environment

  1. Tree's Company

    U-M celebrates its fifth consecutive year as a certified “Tree Campus USA,” according to the Arbor Day Foundation. Somewhere, Andrew Dickson White is smiling.

    Related Video: Revisit Nichols Arboretum for a glimpse of glorious Michigan summer, courtesy of the Alumni Association.

  2. On the road

    Video: Adaptation is the new black. Just ask road trippers Allie Goldstein, MS ’13, and Kirsten Howard, MS ’13, who are criss-crossing the country and changing the conversation around climate change.

  3. Claws and Effect

    We all know that the wolverine is a rare breed. But it’s also a threatened species that needs our protection. Biologist Bridget Fahey, MS ’97, is on the case at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  4. Coping with the personal aftershocks of disaster

    A study on survivors of 2011’s triple disaster in Japan reveals options to help prevent and protect against the violence that often follows such events.

  5. Net-zero water consumption

    Imagine a home that had walls filled with water, toilets that composted their own waste, and a roof capable of disinfecting water through the sun’s UV rays. Now imagine a team of engineering students retrofitting one Ann Arbor home to achieve net-zero water consumption.

  6. Sustainability Progress Report highlights U-M's achievements

    Sustainability research funding at U-M is up by 200 percent since 2003. Sustainability faculty and courses are increasing too.

  7. U-M Launches Great Lakes Restoration

    A new research and education center will guide efforts to protect the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes.

  8. Quick-Cook Method Turns Algae into Oil

    Video: Engineering researchers have discovered how to “pressure-cook” algae for as little as a minute and transform an unprecedented 65 percent of the green slime into biocrude.

  9. Climate Change to Increase Lake Erie "Dead Zones"

    Climate change is expected to increase the frequency of intense spring rain storms in the Great Lakes region this century and will likely add to the number of harmful algal blooms and “dead zones” in Lake Erie, unless additional conservation actions are taken, according to a U-M aquatic ecologist.