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Environment and Sustainability

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

2/18/15

The reluctance to part with mobile phones, laptops and other gizmos – sometimes called “gadget hoarding” – is part of a larger and more troubling issue: managing electronic waste, or e-waste.

2/4/15

National television cameras came to campus last semester to focus attention on a UB innovation that is attracting worldwide interest.

12/31/14

UB researchers made headlines around the world this year with studies on coffee, climate change, babies’ eating habits and more.

12/18/14

The university, one of 10 winners nationwide, is cited for best collaboration by the U.S. Green Building Council.

12/18/14

Amit Goyal, an internationally recognized materials scientist, has been named director of RENEW, the University at Buffalo’s new interdisciplinary institute dedicated to research and education on globally pressing problems in energy, environment and water.

12/15/14

The new research suggests that the Greenland Ice Sheet may lose ice more rapidly in the near future than previously thought.

11/23/14

UB expert Joseph Atkinson can discuss how flooding could affect Western New York as warmer weather settles over areas that received huge amounts of snowfall this week.

10/20/14

Hosted by the UB School of Architecture and Planning, the database will assist local governments as they work to broaden access to healthy food.

10/15/14

A new UB study outlines seven factors that led one of America’s poorest cities to embrace farming, urban chickens and more.

8/14/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Water may appear to be an abundant resource, but in some parts of the world clean water is hard to come by.