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Students participate in a sustainability forum, one of the many ways in which the UB community keeps its pulse on topics and issues in sustainability.

There’s a lot happening in sustainability at UB. Visit this page for the latest news and updates.

William Philipps conducts research on deglaciation and global climate change in Greenland while an undergraduate student working under Jason Briner, associate professor of geology.

William Phillipps, UB geology graduate student, will travel to Norway to collect data that proves the Svalbard-Barents Sea Ice-Sheet’s (SBSIS) the point when the ice began to melt is older than its suggested age.

Algae on the shore of Great Lakes beaches

According to UB researchers, green algae in the Great Lakes not only protect bacteria from destruction by the sun’s ultraviolet rays, but feed the organisms as well.

Buffalo cityscape

UB's Prosperity Scholarship program welcomes its newest class of young, promising scholars, the biggest selection of students in the scholarship’s history and claiming many of Western New York’s best and brightest students as its own.

Penny with microbeads on it

Illinois environmentalists expecting a battle with business over a call for a ban on microbeads, which show up inside fish that are caught for human consumption, found the industry quickly collaborated. 

Agricultural workers spray pesticide to a cotton field in Egypt.

UB faculty members James Olson and Matthew Bonner have partnered with teams in Egypt to research and reduce the adverse effects of pesticides used in cotton farming.

A beady glare from BB, UB’s female peregrine until 2013. Photo: Kenneth Nusstein, UB Facilities

Generations of peregrine falcons have become UB’s feathered friends.