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Environment and Sustainability

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

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.

2/21/14

A prestigious prize from the American Institute of Architects celebrates the lifetime achievements of Shibley, UB’s architecture and planning dean.

Photo of Annie Leonard
2/20/14

Millions of people have seen her animated Web videos. She wrote a best-selling book and has testified before Congress. She has even appeared on Stephen Colbert’s show.

a tower consisting of many metal and plywood parts with intricate geometry
2/19/14

Hwang's eco-sculptures provide habitat for bats and birds and call attention to misunderstood or ignored ecological conditions.

Rendering of a sleek, modern-looking house
2/13/14

University at Buffalo students and professors will build a 1,400-square-foot solar-powered home as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy’s elite Solar Decathlon competition.

a polar bear walking on an icy terrain.
2/10/14

The new UB study is part of a broader genomic research program aimed at understanding what makes a polar bear a polar bear.

2/6/14

The University at Buffalo has announced the launch of RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water), an ambitious, university-wide, interdisciplinary research institute that will focus on the most difficult and complex environmental issues, as well as the social and economic issues with which they are intertwined.

UB volcanologist Michael Sheridan
2/4/14

Michael Sheridan and Alison Graettinger provide insight on the risks surrounding some of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes, and how communities nearby can protect themselves.