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UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The United Nations put forth an ambitious plan- seventeen global goals with 169 targets to hit by 2030 to make our world more resilient and sustainable. As a reader of Sustainability Now, you'll notice that each one of our news stories that feature the University at Buffalo and Western New York will be highlighted with the corresponding Goals that pertain to the article. This will show UB's part in helping to attain these goals, and our commitment to make the planet a better place for everyone. 


As people across the U.S. take to the streets to protest racism and support Black Lives Matter, changes taking place inside workplaces, corporations and other societal institutions are equally powerful, says UB faculty member Henry Louis Taylor Jr. 


As COVID-19 took hold in New York, The Nature Conservancy worked hard to balance the safety of our staff with the need to keep preserves across the state open so that people could access the many benefits of nature. We also found creative ways to continue our critical conservation work, including the fight against climate change. 


Christoph Beuttler, carbon dioxide removal manager and policy expert at Climeworks, said that since the company started 11 years ago in Zurich, it has faced plenty of pushback.

Climeworks is one of the first and best-known companies to direct air capture — or pull carbon dioxide directly out of ambient air for storage or use, which can help lower emissions in the atmosphere. 


In this age of social distancing, the migrating warblers, orioles and flycatchers are attracting new fans as they alight on Lake Erie’s shores en route to Canada for the summer. A new website co-created by a retired UB faculty member and a UB alumnus has been helping a growing flock of pandemic-era birders find the feathered visitors.


How do you explain glacial flow to children? Well an artist in UB's geology department developed a stunning way to show just that! Using a variety of paints, the end results are incredible works of art.


If you’re looking for some good news, here’s a tiny something to “bee” happy about. The UB Bees program, which launched last summer, reports that all six of its honeybee colonies survived their very first winter.