U-M Sustainability Expert Perspectives

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Balloon releases have deadly consequences – we're helping citizen scientists map them
Lara O'Brien, Master's Degree Candidate in Conservation Ecology and Environmental Informatics, University of Michigan
Shannon Brines, Applied Geographer, Lecturer and Manager, Environmental Spatial Analysis Laboratory, University of Michigan

Balloons are often seen as fun, harmless decorations. But they become deadly litter as soon as they are released into the air and forgotten. Read More.

5 charts show how your household drives up global greenhouse gas emissions
Morteza Taiebat, Ph.D. Candidate in Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan
Ming Xu, Associate Professor at School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan

As the public conversation about climate change gets increasingly serious, many Americans may be wondering: How do my individual choices affect climate change? Read More.

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