January 2014

Jan. 30, 2013

Paying people to protect their natural environment is a popular conservation tool around the world – but figure out that return on investment, for both people and nature, is a thorny problem, especially since such efforts typically stretch on for years.

“Short attention-span worlds with long attention-span problems” is how Xiaodong Chen, a former Michigan State University doctoral student now on faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill sums it up.


Jan. 26, 2014

A renowned expert on social-economic sustainable development and rural issues in China will deliver a lecture Monday, March 3, on campus.

Tiejun Wen, executive dean of the Institute of Advanced Studies for Sustainability at Renmin University of China, will present "China's Eco-Civilization and Sustainable Development: Characteristics and Challenges" at 4 p.m. in Room 105 Manly Miles Building, 1405 S. Harrison St., East Lansing.