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Feb. 14, 2019

Master's degree student Tessaliz Quiles Delgado and PhD student Kelly Kapsar have been awarded support for their studies in conservation.

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Feb. 1, 2019

Even as the world gets on the same sustainability page courtesy of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), those very goals can result in significant tradeoffs. Scientists suggest new ways to tackle unexpected or unintended consequences cropping up on the way to a better world at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting.

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Dec. 18, 2018

Seabird watching off the tip of South America. Trekking through banana plantations in Laos. Dairy farming in the midwestern USA. Each once-local experience is now part of a global sustainability challenge.

As local becomes global, sustainability scientists are breaking down disciplinary barriers and joining in new ways to figure out survival. In the face of threats that transcend borders -- climate change, water and energy shortages, food insecurity, pollution flows – scientists themselves are shedding conventional limitations.

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Nov. 29, 2018

Jianguo “Jack” Liu, Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability, has been named in the annual  Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers List, which recognizes influential researchers around the world.

He is one of seven Michigan State University (MSU) scholars on the list. 

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Nov. 27, 2018

Sue Nichols, who has supported and extolled research spanning rare isotopes, manure management, and Rwandan coffee, as well as the intimate habits of giant pandas, has become Michigan’s first science communicator to be named a fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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Nov. 7, 2018

Nature – if you support it, ecotourists will come. Managed wisely, both can win.

The balancing act of protecting and fostering biodiversity with hordes of tourists in pristine nature parks is a global challenge.

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Nov. 5, 2018

For sweeping drama, it’s hard to beat hydropower from dams – a renewable source of electricity that helped build much of the developed world. Yet five scientists from Michigan State University (MSU) say that behind roaring cascades is a legacy of underestimated costs and overestimated value.

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Sept. 25, 2018

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Research blogging communities created by the British journal Nature feature postings by two CSIS members.

Jianguo "Jack" Liu blogs about the journey behind the scenes of a recent Nature Sustainability publication "Nexus approaches to global sustainable development." 

Nature Sustainability blog

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Sept. 14, 2018

In today’s Nature Sustainability, an international group of scientists address both the past and the future of sustainability science and determine that borders – institutional, scientific and geographic are roadblocks to solutions.

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