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Environment and Sustainability

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

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The DNA of a storied plant could help solve ‘Darwin’s abominable mystery’ — the apparently abrupt proliferation in the variety of flowers in fossil records dating to the Cretaceous period.


Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning, is founder of the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab at UB and a community leader on food issues.


The University at Buffalo is launching the Institute for Bridge Engineering, which will develop plans for bridges that are resistant to natural and manmade hazards, as well as examine ways to build safer, more cost-effective bridges using advanced materials, smart technology and other devices and train the next generation of bridge engineers.

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With NFTA, UB researchers are testing features that could make public transit better for all users.


Rust is a civil engineer’s nightmare. Now, however, University at Buffalo researchers believe they can detect corrosion before the damage becomes severe by sending a jolt of electricity between opposite ends of steel cables.


Grants will advance the creation of a sculptural habitat for birds and bats, and allow for continued work on a home filled with imaginary cityscapes crafted from found objects.


Panel participants argue for a more holistic approach to environmental redediation.


The facilities were recognized for their innovative approaches to housing students and advancing health care.

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The grant recognizes UB as one of 33 University Transportation Centers nationwide and is a joint effort between the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Management

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Students from the University at Buffalo’s new Sustainability Academy will join fellow undergraduates in touring Love Canal, the Buffalo waterfront, Silo City and other locations this Friday to learn about the region’s history of industrial pollution and how the community is turning this legacy around to create a more sustainable Buffalo Niagara.