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Environment and Sustainability

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

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.  

3/28/14

Breakthrough photonics research at UB could revolutionize energy technologies.

 

3/17/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. — To celebrate and fuel the many grassroots initiatives helping to revive Buffalo’s reputation as both the City of Light and the City of Good Neighbors, the University at Buffalo Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies will host the colorful Performing Economies Colloquium April 4 - 6 at UB's Educational Opportunity Center (555 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203), the UB Center for the Arts (North Campus) and The Foundry (298 Northampton St).
3/10/14
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Only a handful of seats remain open for environmental activist Annie Leonard’s speech Tuesday night at the Center for the Arts (CFA).
Rendering of an optical nanocavity
2/25/14

Researchers from the University at Buffalo and elsewhere are developing an optical 'nanocavity' to boost light absorption in ultrathin semiconductors.

2/25/14

The Food Lab at UB is part of a broad network of research partners leading a USDA-funded initiative to support local food policy.