Sept. 26, 2019

Synthesizing new data and assessment methods is showing how freshwater fish is an invisible superhero in the global challenge to feed poor rural populations in many areas of the world.

But there’s a problem: Invisibility is the wrong superpower.

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Sept. 23, 2019

Fundamentalist Christians tap into their willingness to sacrifice to conserve water and energy, shop environmentally and protect the Earth, according to a Michigan State University (MSU) study.

 A team of social scientists and sustainability scientists worked to peel off the layers of understanding about how Christianity and environmentalism mix. Their work is reported in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

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Sept. 23, 2019

Two CSIS members tied for second place in a campus competition to translate data into a compelling visual. 

PhD students Veronica Frans and Yingji Li placed in the Social Science Data Analytics (SSDA) Data Visualization Challenge, which judges works on communication effectiveness, creativity and design.

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Aug. 6, 2019

Where there’s a will to peddle soybeans in the global marketplace, there’s a way, even if a trade war creates roadblocks.

In the recent issue of the international open-access journal Sustainability, Michigan State University (MSU) scholars apply a new, more holistic way to examine global agricultural trade to better understand what’s going on when a country as enormous as China develops a big appetite for soybeans.

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May 21, 2019

Globalization isn’t just a phenomenon of trade.  Tourists increasingly have become international jetsetters, bringing the promise of prosperity, threats to the nature they come to experience and lots of questions about how to strike a balance.

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