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June 24, 2014

Climate change to profoundly alter Great Lakes region, report says

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.

May 29, 2014

URC a major factor in Michigan's 'Blue Economy,' report says

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.

April 13, 2014

U-M finishes fifth among Big Ten schools in RecycleMania

U-M finished the 2014 intercollegiate RecycleMania competition with a nearly 30 percent recycling rate, placing fifth in the Big Ten and 120th among the 256 schools participating in the eight-week recycling contest.

April 11, 2014

Michigan Sea Grant awarded $5M to continue Great Lakes work

The Michigan Sea Grant College Program has received $2.1 million from the federal government, universities and partners in the first year of a four-year, $5 million grant to support Great Lakes research, education and public outreach efforts in the state.

April 2, 2014

U-M’s Ann Arbor campus recognized as Tree Campus USA

The University of Michigan’s longstanding commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging the community in the spirit of conservation has led the Ann Arbor campus to be recognized as a 2013 Tree Campus USA for the sixth consecutive year.

March 27, 2014

Sustainable Food Program report highlights student leadership

In 2013, the U-M Sustainable Food Program and its member groups helped integrate sustainable food topics into academics, created hands-on learning opportunities at three on-campus gardens and the Campus Farm, and provided food to students and community members.

March 10, 2014

Key initiatives: Sustainability

Building on the strong foundation laid by predecessors, President Mary Sue Coleman strengthened the university's commitment to sustainability by broadening U-M's approach to include education, research and operations under an initiative known as Planet Blue.

January 22, 2014

Forty U-M students start new year as Dow Sustainability Fellows

Forty sustainability-minded master's and professional-degree students from eight U-M schools and colleges recently started the 2014 Dow Sustainability Fellows program, through which they each receive $20,000 for their studies and become part of a collaborative community of scholars focused on sustainability.

January 21, 2014

Great Lakes evaporation study seeks to dispel misconceptions

The recent Arctic blast that gripped much of the nation will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014, new research shows. But the processes responsible for that welcome outcome are not as simple and straightforward as one might think.

December 3, 2013

Progress toward sustainability goals

The 2025 goals and the result of reduction efforts to date are noted in the following percentages:

• Goal: Cut U-M greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent.

Where we are: Emission levels have increased; 28 percent decrease currently needed.

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