Environment and Sustainability

News about UB’s environmental programs and related sustainability initiatives. (see all topics)


Graduate students in Martha Bohm’s fall studio developed a vision for the siting of the GRoW Home, which will move from its current location on South Campus to a pernament place on North Campus.


The compound’s promising electroactive properties make it an ideal candidate material for redox flow batteries.


Gold tab attached to skin converts mechanical energy into juice for wearables, self-powered electronics.


The plant, called the Niagara Resource Recovery Facility, turns municipal solid waste into steam and electricity.


Director of UB’s RENEW Institute and SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, Goyal was cited for advances in materials science and superconducting materials.


Project will lay the foundation for understanding how lake effect snowfall could change in a warming world.


From developing a pneumonia vaccine to desalinating water with the sun, here are some highlights from a year of discovery.


Storms act as an interesting “natural experiment” — a rare chance for researchers to study how corals recover from disasters.


Annual ceramic assemblies workshop brought academia and industry to Buffalo to prototype environmentally-responsive facades with terra cotta.


Researchers from UB, Arizona State and Temple are examining the different ways in which extreme heat and cold impact the nation’s cities, starting with a case study on Tempe and Buffalo.