Planet Blue: Sustainability at the University of Michigan

AUGUST 2015

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monitoring cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Erie

U-M "real time"collaboration on toxic algae tracking

U-M marine microbiologist and oceanographer Greg Dick's team was awarded a $250,000 grant from the U-M Water Center for an 18-month project that began May 1, 2014. Water samples are collected weekly in the summer and fall at six western Lake Erie locations.

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Goats help with upkeep at U-M golf course

How convenient that goats feast on invasive species! "They eat the leaves and choke the life out of the plant," said Paul Scott, general manager of the course. Radrick Farms is the only course in Michigan believed to use goats for vegetative management.

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Mcity driverless and automated vehicles

Mcity begins testing connected & driverless vehicles

The world's first controlled environment is specifically designed to test the potential of technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars. "MTC and Mcity highlight the interdisciplinary strengths of U-M," said President Mark Schlissel.

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Solar energy for Sub-Saharan Africa

U-M student team creates long term power solutions for Sub-Saharan Africa

Long-term maintenance of renewable energy systems is a critical factor for increasing electrical use in Sub-Saharan Africa. Successful incorporation of social, economic and environmental concerns increases viability and enhances community ownership and autonomy.

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M Markets Fresh Food

EPA Head Meets with U-M Faculty and Students

In the one-hour roundtable discussion with students, faculty, and staff, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy was eager to learn about U-Mís work around climate change and related topics and answered tough questions with candor and humor.

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