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JUNE 2015

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U-M Hospitals and Health Centers Awarded for Environmental Sustainability for 12th Straight Year

A national membership organization of health care facilities presented Environmental Excellence Awards in Portland, Oregon on May 14 at the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition. The ceremony recognized a number of facilities that exemplify environmental excellence.

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Grad student brings project home to Kazakhstan

Ainiash Childebayeva acted as a REFRESCH project team’s language and cultural translator in Kazakhstan while also collecting water samples for her own research. REFRESCH is an interdisciplinary project devoted to examining real cases of resource-constrained environment.

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Ford School Poll Shows Americans Favor Renewable Energy Standards

A University of Michigan poll finds that a majority of Americans — of every race, income and education level, and religious and political affiliation — support mandates for renewable energy requirements.

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Experts Recommend Shutting Down Mackinac Straits Oil Lines

According to U-M Water Center hydroexpert Dave Schwab: "If you were to pick the worst possible place for an oil spill in the Great Lakes, this would be it. The currents are powerful and change direction frequently."

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U-M Researchers win Award for Paper on Phosphorus in Lake Erie

A team of researchers received the award for most notable paper in the 2014 edition of the Journal of Great Lakes Research. The paper is entitled: Assessing and addressing the re-eutrophication of Lake Erie: Central basin hypoxia.
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M Farmers Market Comes to Wolverine Tower

Eat smarter while supporting U-M''s commitment to offering sustainable, locally sourced foods. Visit the M Farmers Market on select Tuesdays at Wolverine Tower to buy farm fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers, potted plants, herbs and other goods at an affordable price.

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