School of Natural Resources and Environment

SNRE Blog

Subscribe button

ANN ARBOR—Energy use in buildings accounts for nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated in Detroit, while exhaust from cars, trucks and buses is responsible for about 30 percent of the total, according to a new citywide inventory compiled by University of Michigan student researchers.

About 41 percent of the emissions from stationary sources—which include residential and commercial buildings, industrial processes, solid waste incineration and wastewater treatment—are produced within four ZIP codes located in the city's southwest, midtown and downtown areas.

ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan researchers will use a new $1.6 million federal grant to probe potential social and environmental links to autism, collecting location-specific information from tens of thousands of affected individuals and their families nationwide.

The National Center for Geospatial Medicine, based at U-M's School of Natural Resources and Environment, is funded through the National Institute of Mental Health for the three-year autism spectrum disorder study, which began Oct. 1.

U-M Dance Professor Jessica Fogel is no stranger to multifaceted, multidisciplinary collaborations, but when she first proposed her latest project called “Into the Wind,” even she did not anticipate it would include so many individuals, institutions and moving parts.

“‘Into the Wind’ has been one of the most wide-ranging and complex projects I’ve ever taken on in terms of the diversity of the collaborators and the cross-regional connections. There have been many strands to integrate,” Fogel said.

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Outstanding Contributions to Research in Environmental Education Award

Professor Michaela Zint is the 2014 recipient of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Outstanding Contributions to Research in Environmental Education Award. One researcher is selected annually for this prestigious honor by previous recipients of the award, all of whom are leading US and international environmental education (EE) scholars.

Rewilding - thoughts from Joan Nassauer

From the release of captive species to their natural habitats, to restoring ecosystems in rural and urban areas, to “rewilding the child”, BBC correspondent Tim Marlow explores ideas about rewilding. Joan Nassauer, SNRE Landscape Architecture Professor, joins environmentalist and writer George Monbiot and Frans Schepers from Rewilding Europe on this episode of the Forum. Listen to the full program here.

Pages

© 2014 The Regents of the University of Michigan

Contact Us | Site map

If you have questions about admissions please contact the the Office of Academic Programs at snre.admissions@umich.edu or call 734.764.6453.

If you experience any problems with this website contact the SNRE Webmaster at snre-webmaster@umich.edu.