March 04, 2015



ASU Wrigley Institute board member to chair economic council

William McDonough, member of the board of directors of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, has been appointed chair of the World Economic Forum's Meta-Council on the Circular Economy.


Research | Sustainability | News coverage:  ASU professor discusses the future of water in Arizona

Dave White discusses how potential water shortages could affect Arizona, in both short and longer terms.


ASU partners with US Virgin Islands on renewable energy projects, education

Arizona State University is partnering with the U.S. Virgin Islands to assist in the development of renewable energy practices in the island territory, as well as invigorate the renewable energy market and expand upon energy education.


ASU researcher leads biodiversity workshops around the world

Arizona State University research professor Dave Pearson holds frequent biodiversity workshops for Latin American children, adults and university students.


Scientists call for preservation of disappearing grasslands

Before widespread urbanization and poor agricultural practices, grasslands covered North America. Today, many of the four major types of grasslands have sustained extensive damage, and some are in danger of disappearing completely.


ASU, NGA to address national security risks of climate change

ASU was selected for a competitive, five-year award of $20 million by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to launch a research partnership to explore approaches for anticipating and mitigating national security risks associated with climate change.


ASU awards young solution-creators at Intel's science and engineering fair

High school students from across the globe received funding from ASU's Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives for their solutions to climate, health and energy challenges.


Sustainability | Science | Environment:  One simple change could help to protect newly-discovered species

When scientists are discovering and identifying previously-unknown species in the wild, should they always take a specimen back with them to the lab for further study? No, argues ASU's Ben Minteer, in a Future Tense article for Slate magazine.


Fieldwork in Tanzania brings insights on food security

ASU geography student John Connors is determined to examine the complexities of food security in an area of the world where a sufficient supply of food is far from universal – rural Tanzania.


Study measures nature's wealth for more sustainable planet

In a newly-published study, scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind equation to estimate the monetary value of natural resources, which could help to encourage sustainable practices and conservation.

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