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Listening Under the Ice

April 28, 2015
By Allison Mills

The watery world under winter’s ice is a mystery. It’s also a world full of sound. Now, as the days lengthen and the ice is retreating, researchers at Michigan Technological University mark their first winter season of underwater acoustic studies.

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Down to Three Wolves on Isle Royale

April 17, 2015
By Allison Mills

Only three wolves seem to remain in Isle Royale National Park. Researchers from Michigan Technological University observed the wolves during their annual Winter Study, and the lone group, at an unprecedented low, is a sharp decline from nine wolves observed last winter.

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Detecting lysosomal pH with fluorescent probes

April 8, 2015
By Allison Mills

Detecting problems with lysosomes is the focus of a new set of fluorescent probes developed by researchers at Michigan Technological University.

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Connecting the Dots With a Golden-winged Warbler

April 3, 2015
By Allison Mills

Researchers from Michigan Tech and Rockford University have caught the same Golden-winged Warbler, the first time this has happened for the species. The warblers are proposed for listing as an endangered species and show the importance for of migratory routes for feathered travelers.

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Tapping into Mine Water for Geothermal Energy

April 2, 2015
By Allison Mills

Millions of miles of tunnels criss-cross the ground under old mining communities across the United States. Abandoned, falling apart and choked with water, the tunnels are often viewed as a dangerous legacy. But the water in these mines could actually be a major geothermal resource.

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Birds Flying High Over the Great Lakes Have a New Strategic Plan

March 19, 2015
By Allison Mills

Amber Roth, a research assistant professor in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Tech, is partnering with researchers and conservationists to protect migratory birds around the Great Lakes. 

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A Call to Change Recycling Standards as 3-D Printing Expands

March 13, 2015
By Allison Mills

The 3-D printing revolution has changed the way we think about plastics. Everything from children’s toys to office supplies to high-value laboratory equipment can be printed. The potential savings of producing goods at the household- and lab-scale is remarkable, especially when producers use old prints and recycle them.

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Caryn Heldt Receives CAREER Award for Her Virus Removal Work

March 11, 2015
By Allison Mills

With a new CAREER Award, Caryn Heldt will be able to focus more on the chemistry of virus surfaces to help develop better removal techniques for purifying water and vaccines.

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Clean Snowmobile Challenge Winners: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lapland University of Applied Sciences and North Dakota State University

March 9, 2015
By Allison Mills

Continuing with a year of firsts, the winning teams of the Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2015 showcase rookies, first-time champions and a new category.

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Mapping the Great Lakes' Wetlands

March 6, 2015
By Allison Mills

Fluorescent bands of color outline the Great Lakes on a new, comprehensive map of the region’s coastal wetlands. This publicly available map is the first of its kind on such a broad scale — and the only one to trump political boundaries. Both Canadian and US wetlands are shown along more than 10,000 miles of shoreline.

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