• Puerto Rico: Networking to power a grid

    A team of researchers from U-M, working closely with partners in Puerto Rico, is developing a system to install gasifiers. Their plan is to turn agricultural waste into fuel that will power hybrid microgrids. They expect to use the byproduct of the process, called biochar, to improve soil quality.

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  • Historic Fish Tales

    A family fishery run by U-M alumnus, Nels Carlson, monitors the health of the Great Lakes. Today, the 2005 graduate of U-M’s School of Environment & Sustainability, is using lessons from his student research days to add to and enhance the work he does as the fifth-generation owner of the fishery.

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  • Milkweed and carbon dioxide levels

    A new study conducted at the University of Michigan reveals a previously unrecognized threat to monarch butterflies: Mounting levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide reduce the medicinal properties of milkweed plants that protect the iconic insects from disease.

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  • Three babies, two helmets, one success story

    Taking home three healthy daughters born three months early at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in March 2016 was a gift as it was, but after two of the three girls were diagnosed with plagiocephaly, a flattening of the head, a few months later, their parents Victoria and Kody Buursma were grateful for yet another gift: a helmet therapy invented at the University of Michigan.

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