Business sustainability at the University of Michigan - January 2018

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Dow, University of Michigan on driving sustainability education

Sustainability leaders of tomorrow must navigate complex systems and collaborate across disciplines to address some of the world’s most pressing …

Roads and bridges would last longer, save money with new concrete formula

Passing beneath a crumbling overpass or rumbling over a pothole-riddled street in almost any U.S. city, it’s hard not to wonder: why don’t they make …

Engineering

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A new podcast exploring technological innovation. There’s so much, so often—what innovations really matter, right now?<p>Subscribe<p>About the Podcast<p>In the race to unveil the next big thing, we often hear about technology and innovations long before they become reality. How do we know what will soon …

Retirement

Scarcity Is The Mother Of Innovation: Anirban Ghosh, Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group

On 15th November, during the India and Sustainability Standards 2017 conference organized by Centre for Responsible Business, there was a high-level …

Sustainability

Evidence-based, Sustainable Decision-Making for Institutional Food Service Providers

<b>External Partner</b><p>Project Summary<p>Institutional food service providers have an increasing number of production options to choose from in sourcing fresh, …

Sustainability

U-M fosters thriving artificial intelligence, machine learning research

Research using machine learning and artificial intelligence — tools that allow computers to learn about and predict outcomes from massive datasets — …

Machine Learning

In ‘defense of science,’ researchers sue EPA over move to overhaul advisory boards

A group of the Environmental Protection Agency's current and former advisory board members sued it Thursday over Administrator Scott Pruitt's controversial decision to bar scientists who receive agency grants from serving as outside advisers.<p>Calling the new policy “unlawful, arbitrary and …

Scott Pruitt

develop high-resolution spatial emission database for China | University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability

University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability Associate Professor Ming Xu and Research Fellow Shen Qu have been working with …

China

Wealthy benefit most from Michigan’s energy savings plans, study finds

Programs designed to help customers lower energy bills aren’t benefiting those who need them most.

Energy

The Most Overlooked Environmental Crisis of 2017

Off the coast of Louisiana, in an 8,000-square-mile swath of ocean, the marine life is suffocating to death. Nutrient pollution, flowing from the …

Michigan News release: Seven recommendations for 'pay-for-success' interventions

Dec 11, 2017 - Harnessing the private sector for effective social programs ANN ARBOR—A set of seven recommendations for “pay-for-success” …

Startups