• Historic Fish Tales

    A family fishery run by U-M alumnus, Nels Carlson, monitors the health of the Great Lakes. Today, the 2005 graduate of U-M’s School of Environment & Sustainability, is using lessons from his student research days to add to and enhance the work he does as the fifth-generation owner of the fishery.

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  • Milkweed and carbon dioxide levels

    A new study conducted at the University of Michigan reveals a previously unrecognized threat to monarch butterflies: Mounting levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide reduce the medicinal properties of milkweed plants that protect the iconic insects from disease.

    Learn more about this previously unrecognized threat

  • Three babies, two helmets, one success story

    Taking home three healthy daughters born three months early at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in March 2016 was a gift as it was, but after two of the three girls were diagnosed with plagiocephaly, a flattening of the head, a few months later, their parents Victoria and Kody Buursma were grateful for yet another gift: a helmet therapy invented at the University of Michigan.

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  • Great Lakes Safety

    As much as seeking out the waters of the Great Lakes is a cherished tradition across Michigan, it can also be a dangerous pursuit that ends in hundreds of drownings and rescues each year. After nearly drowning, U-M communicator Jamie Racklyeft turned survivor guilt into action.

    Learn more about deadly rip currents

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