Environment and Sustainability

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


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.


Surveys in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds show steady numbers, but other species are disappearing.


Widely available and inexpensive, the metal could lead to a renewable energy boom.


Research suggests that 8,000 years ago, two climatic processes may have caused western Greenland to become more humid.


Dimien, a chemical maker with a focus on eco-friendly manufacturing, previously won the Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition.


With new NSF funding, researchers will work to integrate citizen science data into the National Water Model


UB was recognized for its ability to generate its own green power thanks to the Solar Strand, SteelWinds and other efforts, as well as its leadership of the Localizing Buffalo’s Renewable Energy Future initiative.