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October 11, 2016

Faculty transition team focuses on new school

A faculty team will be responsible for planning the transition to a new school at the University of Michigan that will address global sustainability challenges at the intersection of environment and society.

September 30, 2016

Advisory committee named for sustainability school dean search

Provost Martha Pollack has appointed an advisory committee to assist with the search for the inaugural dean of a new school at the University of Michigan that will address global sustainability challenges at the intersection of environment and society. The search process is underway.

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 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.

February 3, 2016

Focus on great apes creates research gaps in tropical Africa, Asia

Large national parks that are home to gorillas, chimpanzees and other great apes are focal points for much of the field research conducted in tropical Africa and Asia, resulting in crucial knowledge gaps and a biased view of broader conservation needs in those regions.

January 20, 2016

Minority, low-income neighborhoods targeted for hazardous waste

Minority and low-income neighborhoods and communities in transition are disproportionately targeted by industries that follow the path of least resistance when deciding where to locate hazardous waste sites and other polluting facilities.

August 17, 2015

U-M's Saginaw Forest offers adventure, beauty and escape

The tornado blew the rowboat across the lake, despite Jim Diana's furious rowing.

He was relieved when the boat reached shore. The twister had missed. It touched down just southeast of Third Sister Lake, the jewel of U-M's Saginaw Forest.

November 10, 2014

Students create comprehensive Detroit greenhouse gas inventory

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.

November 3, 2014

Environmental influences on autism is focus of $1.6M federal grant

University researchers will use a new $1.6 million federal grant to probe potential social and environmental links to autism, collecting location-specific information from tens of thousands of affected individuals and their families nationwide.

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