Environment and Sustainability

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


Project aims to create 100 megawatts of on- and off-site renewable energy through consortium that includes UB, the City of Buffalo, Erie County, SUNY Buffalo State and SUNY Erie.


A new paper in Science explores a curious trend: why biodiversity among marine mammals and birds generally rises in cold, temperate waters.


The two-day conference will invite representatives from mobile produce markets across the U.S. to Buffalo to network, attend training sessions and share their successes and failures.


Moving forward, the study team will examine whether pollutants found in soil may have originated from the Tonawanda Coke plant.


An impromptu meeting in a remote Brazilian town led to a study that made headlines around the world.


From identifying a potential autism treatment to creating fungal-fighting 3-D printed dentures — here are some highlights from a year of discovery.


Students present ideas to the Army Corps of Engineers, Seneca Nation of Indians and other stakeholders.


The first results are published from experiments that aim to illuminate the physics of lava-water interactions, which can sometimes make eruptions more dangerous.


Sam Van Aken is developing real-life trees that will bloom in multiple colors and bear 40 different kinds of fruit.


Report developed by UB graduate students offers strategies for how Chautauqua County can harness the food system for economic development and health.