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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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July 27, 2018

Ecologists and evolutionary biologist have strived to understand the abundance and distribution of species – a key component needed for management and conservation. A special issue of the journal Remote Sensing is inviting manuscript submissions to advance the study of wildlife occurrence and distribution.

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July 17, 2018

Scientists doing a deep dive into impacts generated by one of the world’s most sweeping conservation programs learn that policies over time generate lessons – if you know how to look for them.

In this month’s Ecology and Society, scientists at Michigan State University (MSU) closely examine how people and nature have fared in the two decades of China’s massive Grain-to-Green Program (GTGP).

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May 17, 2018

Scientists doing due diligence to provide answers to some of the world’s most pressing questions – increasing food production, the availability of clean water and energy and preserving or increasing biodiversity – can be overwhelmed by the complexity.

Achieving environmental sustainability is gnarly, and like many of today’s problems, begs the question, “shouldn’t there be an app for that?”

There is.

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