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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Tessaliz Quiles Delgado is a master's student working with Mark Rey and Gary Roloff to explore how flying squirrels and woodrats, which are prime prey of the protected California spotted owl, use their habitat. She is from Puerto Rico.

May 31, 2019

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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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May 6, 2019

Lands that shelter forests have value often readily tallied by developers, but until now it’s been more difficult to prove the success of protecting those forested lands in pursuit of sustainability. That can put conservationists on the defense.

A group of scientists from Michigan State University (MSU) have focused on understanding what makes a protected area the most effective at preventing deforestation. Preserving forests means more trees to suck up greenhouse gasses, as well as prevent erosion, mitigate flooding, purify water and quell sandstorms.

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May 5, 2019

A new book brings together leading experts on telecoupling and land-use, and features a chapter by CSIS scientists.

Telecoupling -- Exploring Land-Use Change in a Globalised World presents a comprehensive exploration of the emerging concept and framework of telecoupling and how it can help create a better understanding of land-use change in a globalised world.

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