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Environment and Sustainability

News about UB’s environmental programs and related sustainability initiatives.

7/21/14

University at Buffalo researchers are preparing to conduct a major study that analyzes how Tonawanda Coke plant emissions have affected the health of area residents and employees.

7/6/14

"Nanojuice" and photoacoustic tomography could provide a noninvasive way to diagnose IBS, and celiac and Crohn's diseases.

7/3/14

After one of the snowiest winters in recent history, William Philipps will forego the beach to spend the summer studying glaciers at the world’s northernmost university.

6/25/14

Beachgoers and anglers may despise algae, but bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella revel in it. That’s according to University at Buffalo researchers who have found that green algae in the Great Lakes not only protect bacteria from destruction by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, but feed the organisms as well.

5/16/14

Developed by UB student Nagavenkat Adurthi, the model could help predict space collisions, where volcanic ash spreads and more.

5/14/14

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Fly fishing for native trout on one of America’s most scenic and untouched rivers. Up-close in-person observations of wolves, grizzly bears and rare birds in their native habitat. Sleeping in spacious log cabins in a town resembling a movie set.

5/6/14

Investigating how latent pesticides affect public health. Creating window coatings that reduce buildings’ heating and cooling costs. Developing policies to promote land conservation. Examining what incentives prompt people to buy hybrid cars. These seemingly disparate activities are not disparate at all – in fact, they reflect a commitment to comprehensive environmental research at RENEW.

5/2/14

Environmentalist Frederick Stoss, associate librarian and subject specialist for biological and environmental sciences and mathematics at the University at Buffalo, has received the first Friend of the Biblioteca Nacional Aruba Award for his work in green education programming and for helping to create the library’s Caribbean Energy, Environmental, and Sustainability Program.

4/22/14

Shows energy use in user-friendly terms, such as dollar amount and equivalent hamburgers consumed

4/7/14

Archaeologists contribute to the global debate about long-term human intersections with coastal and island environments, often through cooperative research with anthropologists, geologists and bioscientists, and frequently in places like Kiska Island in the Rat Island Archipelago, more than a thousand miles off the coast of Alaska.