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Ban on traffic mobility significantly reduced vehicle emissions, which may have prevented a higher number of deaths that would have been attributable to air pollution than fatalities caused by the novel coronavirus.


A searchable directory of peer-reviewed journal articles on fish and climate change could aid in conservation and fisheries management.


M. Laura Feltri, Jo Freudenheim, Amit Goyal, Elad Levy and Stephen Tiffany received the highest faculty rank in SUNY.


Results are based on an extensive, 18-year study involving more than 7,000 people and a detailed examination of the air pollution they encountered between 2000 and 2018.


The $528,000 grant, awarded to UB RENEW scientist Kang Sun, will examine levels of nitrogen dioxide, ammonia, formaldehyde and other pollutants.


His leadership has placed UB at the forefront of efforts clean energy, pollution reduction.


The material could help reduce utility bills, improve energy efficiency of residential and commercial buildings.


Kevin Meindl worked on several Buffalo green infrastructure projects while serving in the UB program.


Sebastian Copeland was named by Men’s Journal as one of the world’s top adventurers of the last 25 years.


Light causes the crystal lattice to swell, opening new possibilities for such applications as artificial muscles and tiny electronics.


Researchers will tackle climate change, chemical exposures among schoolchildren and developing more efficient semiconductors.


New research shows how paper-cutting can make ultra strong, stretchable electronics.


The plant, called the Niagara Resource Recovery Facility, turns municipal solid waste into steam and electricity.


Director of UB’s RENEW Institute and SUNY Empire Innovation Professor, Goyal was cited for advances in materials science and superconducting materials.


The work will address extreme weather, air pollution and autism spectrum disorder, and sustainable energy.


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


The renowned toxicologist will discuss the impacts of global environmental health and what they mean for local families and communities.


Marc Edwards, the "Hero of Flint," discussed the two cities' water crises as part of the RENEW Distinguished Lecture Series.


Researchers will tackle urban infrastructure and groundwater, air pollution, green infrastructure and stormwater management, and development of lower-cost solar cells.


Researchers will tackle solar power, climate change in WNY, e-waste, pollution at Lake Erie’s Woodlawn Beach and more.


Amit Goyal, an internationally recognized materials scientist, has been named director of RENEW, the University at Buffalo’s new interdisciplinary institute dedicated to research and education on globally pressing problems in energy, environment and water.


The funds come from SUNY’s Empire Innovation Program, which helps campus efforts to recruit faculty with proven track records of externally-funded research.


Four research projects have received funding under RENEW, the University at Buffalo’s new interdisciplinary environmental research initiative.


Investigating how latent pesticides affect public health. Creating window coatings that reduce buildings’ heating and cooling costs. Developing policies to promote land conservation. Examining what incentives prompt people to buy hybrid cars. These seemingly disparate activities are not disparate at all – in fact, they reflect a commitment to comprehensive environmental research at RENEW.


The ambitious, university-wide, interdisciplinary research institute will focus on the most difficult and complex environmental issues, as well as the social and economic issues with which they are intertwined.