August 2017

Aug. 28, 2017

Things aren’t all black and white for giant pandas.

The beloved Chinese icons have basked in good press lately – their extinction risk status downgraded from “endangered” to “vulnerable,” their good fortunes have shown to rub off on their less charismatic forest neighbors that benefit from panda-centric conservation efforts.

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Invasive mussels and less nutrients from tributaries have altered the Lake Michigan ecosystem making it more conducive to the stocking of lake trout and steelhead than Chinook salmon, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey and Michigan State University study.

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Aug. 11, 2017

Mark Rey, the CSIS executive in residence and the former undersecretary for natural resources andMark Rey environment in the George W. Bush administration, reaches across ideology to co-author an opinion piece in USA Today calling for bipartisan cooperation to fight fire fires more sensibly and dedicate more resources to forest restoration.

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Aug. 8, 2017

AnchovyFisheries – the local-to-global powerhouses of food and economics – are the latest enterprises to benefit from the telecoupling framework.

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Aug. 3, 2017

The just-opened MSU Museum exhibit "Michigan Bird Conservation Stories: Pigeons Past to PloversMuseum's Hovis research poster Present" features the work of CSIS PhD student Ciara Hovis, who this summer is in northeastern China doing field work to explore how birds may reflect global agricultural changes examined in a telecoupling framework.

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