The number of Americans who believe there is evidence of global warming rose to 63 percent after a memorable winter that included record cold and snow in the Northeast and historic warmth and drought in the West, according to a University of Michigan survey.
A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting a slightly below-average but still significant "dead zone" this summer in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary.
A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting an average, but still large, "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico this year.
Researchers at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University have been awarded $3.65 million from the federal government to continue the study of climate change adaptation and climate variability in the Great Lakes region for another five years.
The ascendant Food Sovereignty movement — in which peasant farmers, fishers and farmworkers seek to solve world problems in food and agriculture — is the focus of an academic conference opening May 28 at the University of Michigan.
University of Michigan faculty and staff, along with the Ann Arbor-area community, collected an estimated 440,000 pounds of electronic waste to be recycled at the annual e-waste event last month.
The university has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability in the 2015 edition of the Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to start spring cleaning by safely disposing of their broken or unwanted personal electronics at the annual e-waste recycling event April 23-25.
The University of Michigan is showing a positive impact on sustainability both locally and globally as highlighted in the university's online sustainability report released this week.
Michigan Dining and Central Student Government are co-hosting an Earth Day celebration at two Central Campus locations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
The free public event — focusing on sustainability and engagement — will have activities at the Diag and Palmer Commons.
The university has been awarded the Green Cleaning Award's first place higher education prize for its (OS1) cleaning program in a competition sponsored by American School & University magazine, the Green Cleaning Network and the Healthy Schools Campaign.
The University of Michigan's Graham Sustainability Institute has awarded seven grants, totaling $70,000, to U.S. and Canadian researchers who will help residents of shoreline communities adapt to current and future variability in Great Lakes water levels.
Continued sustainable land management efforts by grounds crews across the university have resulted in a 54 percent reduction in the use of traditional chemicals on campus property in 2014.
When Michaela Zint revamped the course Environ 211: Social Sciences and Environmental Problems a few years back, she decided the way to motivate students was to appeal to their desire to make a difference.
For Sudhakar Reddy, volunteering is more than a passion: it’s central to his philosophy of sustainability.
"In Indian philosophy, after age 50, it’s important to be giving back to your family, friends and society, and those who are deserving. And how do you give back to them? You have to get involved. This is a sustainable approach."
Global transformations begin with local actions. That's the operating principle behind U-M's Planet Blue Ambassador program.
Since its launch in January 2013, more than 2,000 U-M staff, students and faculty have become certified ambassadors, completing more than 20,000 environmental actions.
Michigan Dining not only provides tasty food to the university, it is investing in the future of sustainable dining. This year, the group is sponsoring a homegrown event on Central Campus that is sure to spark opportunities for anyone wanting a sustainable, equitable food system in southeast Michigan.
The Thompson Street addition to the Institute for Social Research has received LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
LEED, or Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.
Employees working in various campus buildings will again battle to lead the university in recycling and waste reduction in the ninth annual RecycleMania Battle of the Buildings Competition, Sunday-March 28.
Forty master's and professional-degree students from nine U-M schools and colleges recently were named Dow Sustainability Fellows.