climate change

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March 18, 2016

China’s sweeping program to restore forests across the country is working. 

The vast destruction of China’s forests, leveled after decades of logging, floods and conversion to farmland, has become a story of recovery, according to the first independent verification published in today’s Science Advances by Michigan State University (MSU) researchers.


July 21, 2014

As science identifies more and more connections between important -- but often seemingly unrelated --  phenomena that span the globe, it's showing us how tightly wound the Earth is.  Indeed: the drivers of climate change, food security and wildlife conservation wrap around the globe like stitching binds a baseball.


May 20, 2013

Buying an energy-efficient appliance or light bulb can seem like a green act and a good idea.

But that depends on if the buyer is red or blue.

Thomas Dietz of the Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability and colleagues muse on the complexities consumers exhibit when deciding whether or not to put their money where their carbon footprint is.


Feb. 7, 2013

Nature Climate Change is weighty material -- but Time Magazine for Kids shows us kids are hungry for news about pandas and climate change, too.