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June 17, 2019

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March 28, 2019

President reaffirms U-M commitment to achieving carbon neutrality

President Mark Schlissel on Thursday reaffirmed the university’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality and thanked the U-M community for its longstanding support of sustainability.

He made his remarks at a public meeting of the university’s Board of Regents.

March 15, 2019

Wege Lecture speaker calls for ‘stubborn optimism’ on climate change

While some industrial sectors are making clear strides toward a cleaner world, others are not moving fast enough to adequately slow the global temperature increase, international climate leader Christiana Figueres said Thursday in delivering the 2019 Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability.

February 25, 2019

A Q&A with Christiana Figueres

School for Environment and Sustainability: In the face of dire reports about our changing climate, you call for “global optimism.” Why do you consider optimism to be so vital to successful climate action?

February 4, 2019

University launches Commission on Carbon Neutrality

The University of Michigan has taken an important step toward its goal of carbon neutrality with the selection of the core team that will recommend how to get there, as well as develop scalable and transferable strategies that can be used by other institutions and larger communities to achieve the same goal.

December 11, 2018

Nine U-M students, faculty member attending U.N. climate summit

Nine University of Michigan students and a faculty member are attending this month’s COP 24 summit in Katowice, Poland, where envoys from nearly 200 countries have gathered to discuss and coordinate the fight against climate change.

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.

April 25, 2016

Climate change in Michigan poses emerging public health threat

Changing climate conditions — including warmer temperatures and an increased frequency of heavy rainstorms — represent "an emerging threat to public health in Michigan," according to a new report from university researchers and state health officials.

November 17, 2015

Senate Assembly backs effort to investigate oil and coal divestment

The U-M faculty's Senate Assembly on Monday endorsed a student-led effort seeking an ad hoc committee of students, faculty, alumni and administrators that would consider whether the university should end its investment in the oil and coal industries.

November 16, 2015

Senate Assembly resolution on divestment committee

A Resolution To Support The Formation Of An Ad Hoc Committee To Determine The Propriety Of The University's Investments In Oil And Coal

(Approved by the U-M faculty's Senate Assembly on Nov. 16, 2015)

June 12, 2015

Varying atmospheric oxygen levels shaped Earth's climate over time

Variations in the amount of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere significantly altered global climate throughout the planet's history. Efforts to reconstruct past climates must include this previously overlooked factor, a University of Michigan-led study concludes.

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.

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