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


The device could improve solar panels, cameras, data sharing and more.


The method greatly reduces the time to make a soil map and produces a much more detailed map.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo is sponsoring an international workshop on new scientific findings in environmental and food safety June 11 and 12 at the Center for Tomorrow on UB’s North Campus.

James Smist was seven years old when his father, Felix Smist, graduated in mechanical engineering from the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.


A study of the iconic tree uncovers genetic secrets of value to wood, paper industries.


The grants support research and education in wireless networks, saltwater desalination and the Internet of Things.


Hot and dry weather after wildfires leads to decreased plant diversity, a concern for California and other areas, study finds.


The grant, part of a $35 million nationwide investment, supports artificial intelligence research to make vehicles emission-free.


The study provides evidence that climate change can both inhibit and facilitate invasive species growth.


UB architect's embossed building 'skin' concept was a finalist in an international competition aimed at designing more environmentally friendly skyscrapers.