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August 12, 2016

Grant to help connect Matthaei Botanical Gardens with trail system

A hiking and biking trail connecting U-M's Matthaei Botanical Gardens with the regional border-to-border trail and beyond is one step closer, thanks to a Local Area Program grant of nearly $730,000 to Ann Arbor Charter Township from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

July 7, 2016

U-M researchers, partners predict smaller algal bloom for Lake Erie

University of Michigan researchers and their partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a less severe harmful algal bloom in 2016 than last year's record-setting event. The outlook reflects less discharge from the Maumee River and a return to an average nutrient runoff into the lake.

June 13, 2016

Near-average 'dead zone' forecast for Chesapeake Bay

A University of Michigan ecologist and colleagues from several institutions are forecasting a near-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2016.

This year's forecast calls for an oxygen-depleted, or hypoxic, region of about 1.58 cubic miles, which is close to the long-term average measured since 1950.

May 25, 2016

Provost's panel suggests new sustainability education structure

A new school of sustainability is among the key recommendations in a report by a faculty committee exploring ways to strengthen the University of Michigan's position as a leader in interdisciplinary education that addresses sustainability challenges.

May 13, 2016

Additional water refill stations coming to campus this summer

With 15 more water bottle refill stations and four more "gooseneck" attachments to be installed by the end of June, University of Michigan students, faculty and staff can more easily help reduce waste by filling a reusable bottle at one of 300 campus water stations.

May 2, 2016

Climate-adaptation plans long on ideas, short on details, priorities

An analysis of more than 40 climate-adaptation plans from across the U.S. shows that local communities are good at developing strategies to combat the harmful effects of climate change, but often fail to prioritize their goals or to provide implementation details.

March 30, 2016

Sustainability progress

Progress toward the 2025 campus sustainability goals:

Goal: Decrease vehicle carbon output per passenger trip by 30 percent.
Status: On track. Reduced vehicle carbon output by 18 percent per passenger trip.

February 25, 2016

Ann Arbor campus earns Tree Campus USA recognition

Continued forestry efforts by staff and students have led the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus as a Tree Campus USA institution for the eighth consecutive year.

February 2, 2016

RecycleMania waste-reduction contest returning to campus

Trash will become treasure for employees working in various campus buildings as they once again battle to lead the university in recycling and waste reduction in the 10th annual RecycleMania Battle of the Buildings Competition, Feb. 7-April 2.

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