Environment and Sustainability

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


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


A UB ecologist is developing a new mapping tool that could help us understand how global warming will impact plant and animal populations.


Aggressive conservation helped the region’s aquifer rebound quickly after one of the worst droughts in state history, researchers find.


A team of students is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the 1,100-square-foot, ultra-efficient solar dwelling, which is being temporarily sited behind Hayes Hall on UB’s South Campus.


Texted data from citizen scientists will help create weekly forecasts of fishing, flood and other stream conditions.


The drugs enter rivers and lakes from treatment plants and sewage overflows, threatening aquatic life, UB scientists say.


Bill McKibben, author of the groundbreaking book “The End of Nature,” which helped establish him as leading voice on the global threat of climate change, will be the keynote speaker for the Buffalo Humanities Festival.


The award honors Aga’s research on the ecological impact of antibiotics, flame retardants and other emerging contaminants.


The investigation into how air pollution emissions from the Tonawanda Coke plant may have affected nearby soil kicked into gear Friday with a gathering of elected officials, community organizers and scientists from UB and SUNY Fredonia.


Community organizers will demonstrate how soil is sampled; Congressman Brian Higgins and other elected officials to speak.