Energy use in buildings accounts for nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated in Detroit, while exhaust from cars, trucks and buses is responsible for about 30 percent of the total, according to a new citywide inventory compiled by U-M student researchers.
The university will convene working groups on greenhouse gas, waste reduction and campus culture as part of a review of its Campus Sustainability Goals and to generate new ideas to accelerate progress.
The University of Michigan has avoided millions of dollars in energy costs for the seventh consecutive year as the result of ongoing efforts by the Planet Blue Operations Team and Plant Engineering on the Ann Arbor campus.
The campus community will have the opportunity to celebrate sustainable foods and healthy eating at a variety of Michigan Harvest events throughout October.
Sustainable lab practices in all campus laboratories have resulted in an estimated 10 percent energy reduction and avoidance of $1.5 million in energy costs for the university.
Findings from a new U-M Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program report show most faculty, students and staff have boosted their knowledge about how to be more sustainable — particularly in the areas of foods and waste prevention — but behavior in these areas has remained essentially unchanged.
The Office of Campus Sustainability will host a town hall Oct. 8 to share an update on the university's sustainability goals, with a focus on campus efforts to address waste reduction.
The Central Student Government, University Unions and Michigan Dining will host the fourth annual Farmers' Market on three days this fall at locations on Central Campus and North Campus.
The U-M squirrels will have to share the limelight with a barred owl on Sept. 17 when all things related to sustainability at the university take over the Diag for EarthFest.
The university is expanding its alternative transportation options with the launch of a new bike share program serving campus and the Ann Arbor area.
The U-M Water Center has been awarded a five-year, $20 million cooperative-agreement contract to join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in overseeing research at a nationwide network of 28 coastal reserves.
A 57-acre research plot at a University of Michigan forest preserve northwest of Ann Arbor has been added to a Smithsonian Institution global network used to study tropical and temperate forest function and diversity.
After a series of setbacks including a motor problem that sidelined their vehicle in the first 10 minutes of an eight-day race, the University of Michigan's national champion Solar Car Team has won the American Solar Challenge, according to unofficial results.
Electricity for rainforest villages in Gabon. Tent fabric that harvests solar energy for nomadic people in Kazakhstan. A modular greenhouse and fish farm in an unused industrial building in Highland Park, Michigan.
University of Michigan researchers and their colleagues have issued a forecast for a significant bloom of toxic blue-green algae in Lake Erie late this summer.
More than 100,000 people die in India each year from waterborne diseases, but a group of U-M students is hoping to make a difference.
The students, who call themselves the BLUElab India team, traveled to India's western state of Gujarat in early May to survey water needs to help them design filtration and storage technology.
A U-M researcher and his colleagues are forecasting an average but still large "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico this year and a slightly above-average oxygen-starved region in the Chesapeake Bay.
Intense rainstorms, floods and heat waves will become more common in the Great Lakes region due to climate change in the coming decades, and ice-cover declines will lengthen the commercial navigation season on the lakes, according to a new summary report released Tuesday.
Michigan's University Research Corridor is playing a major role in protecting the water resources of Michigan and the Great Lakes region, and using those resources to promote economic development in the state and globally, a new report shows.
University Human Resources is helping reduce waste, save energy and cut utility costs on campus through simple equipment upgrades and behavior adjustments as part of the university’s Sustainable Workplace program.