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.
University faculty and staff, along with the local community, helped divert an estimated 200 tons of electronic waste from landfills at the annual e-waste recycling event recently.
A growing partnership between U-M and a company in Dexter is a model for how university-to-business ties can produce significant mutual benefits.
In the newly created role of manager of the university's Sustainable Food Program, Emily Canosa is a "connector," bringing students together with resources and opportunities about sustainable food.
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.
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.
Safely dispose of old, broken or unwanted electronics at the free e-waste recycling event sponsored by the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Public Schools April 24-26.
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.
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.
Consumers, on average, believe home energy bills would have to nearly double before forcing them to make lifestyle changes to save on costs, according to a new U-M survey.
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.
Reducing the size of the Lake Erie "dead zone" to acceptable levels will require cutting nutrient pollution nearly in half in coming decades, at a time when climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult.
The University of Michigan continues to show immense growth and engagement in sustainability education, research and operations, as shown in the 2013 Sustainability Progress Report released this week.