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Environment and Sustainability

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


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.


New paper shows how science can explore the roots of folklore.


Proposed software solution could extend battery life, reduce energy consumption.


Ferric Contrast and NanoHydroChem are among five winners in the statewide event.


The Cape Floristic Region is home to an estimated 9,000 plant species — many found nowhere else on Earth.


Goal of Localizing Buffalo’s Renewable Energy Future is to create 100 megawatts of renewable energy, mostly in the form of solar power, while revitalizing the region.


Howard Lasker will spend two weeks aboard a research vessel docked in waters of the Virgin Islands National Park.


With support from UB’s RENEW Institute, NASA researcher Kristin Poinar will join the UB geology department’s growing climate change research group.


Researchers from UB and Cardiff University were instrumental in creating a special themed issue of the quarterly journal Built Environment focused on food equity, an increasingly important topic in planning and design disciplines.


A new $175,735 project seeks to improve response to misinformation on social media during emergencies.