Internationally renowned novelist and environmental activist Margaret Atwood will visit Arizona State University this November to discuss the relationship between art and science and the importance of creative writing and imagination for addressing social and environmental challenges.
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.
As humans impact the environment, the environment impacts us, in turn. ASU researcher Michael Barton studies this complex relationship.
A new paper in the journal Science calls for a public discussion regarding the scientific, ethical and regulatory issues that would arise with use of a genetic engineering technology called gene drives.
ASU geography student Valeria Benson-Lira has received an award to help her examine the effects of Mexico City's urbanization on its regional climate.
Dave White discusses how potential water shortages could affect Arizona, in both short and longer terms.
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.
The Fulton Schools of Engineering are managing a new ASU training and education program to increase solar energy expertise throughout the world.
Arizona State University research professor Dave Pearson holds frequent biodiversity workshops for Latin American children, adults and university students.
Arizona State University leads the June 2014 Business Officer magazine cover story, “Going for Zero.”
Graduate student Adam Schreiner-McGraw has installed a new type of soil moisture sensor in four different ecosystems in the southwestern U.S. and northwest Mexico.
Arizona State University's Sustainability Solutions Services is working with Phoenix's Public Works department on building a network of trash talkers – researchers, practitioners, organizations and businesses who will find uses for Phoenix's waste.
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.
Four ASU students will pursue their study abroad dreams during the fall 2014 semester with support from the Gilman Scholarship Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of almost 50 students participated in an accelerated, interdisciplinary course called American Indian Community Planning, offered for the first time at ASU this spring.
Two ASU faculty members, Janet Franklin and Elizabeth Wentz, both professors in ASU's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, recently began terms as presidents of national professional associations.
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.
The eEcosphere app, developed by an Arizona State University alumnus, matches millennials with personally tailored ideas and quality local resources to build a more sustainable lifestyle.
The benefactors of the recently-established Martinson Sustainability Solutions Research Grant, John S. Martinson and his wife Suzanne Pickett Martinson have already witnessed its impact through the work of School of Sustainability students Christopher Kudzas and Angela Cazel-Jahn.
The students enrolled in Arizona State University's MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program share two key characteristics with the university: a commitment to fostering meaningful change and an enthusiasm for sustainability.
New Arizona State University research examines the heat-health aspects resulting from urbanization and the challenge of sustainable future growth in Maricopa County.
The ASU Student Center @ the Post Office will receive the Governor's Heritage Preservation Honor Award next month at a special luncheon hosted by Arizona State Parks.
In early April, a group of Arizona State University graduate students descended upon Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to engage with current energy leaders and interact with new energy technologies.
U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations and Environment Dennis McGinn visits Arizona State University and shares thoughts on renewable energy sources and algae-based biofuels.
A team of researchers from Arizona State University has found that releasing excess heat from air conditioners running during the night resulted in higher outside temperatures, worsening the urban heat island effect and increasing cooling demands.
The United States Navy's shift to alternative energy sources is primarily about increasing military and strategic capabilities, said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus during a recent a visit to ASU.
A two-day workshop for policymakers, focused on small wind energy systems, was recently held in Fiji by Arizona State University's Vocational Training and Education for Clean Energy program.
The ASU Health Services Building on the Tempe campus has been selected by the American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment as one of the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions that protect and enhance the environment.
Learn how algae can not only be used to clean Arizona's wastewaters, but be turned into a renewable energy source and other valuable products May 1-2 at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation on Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus.
Arizona State University has been named as one of the nation's most sustainable colleges in The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges for its commitment to solar power, climate neutrality and sustainability overall.
ASU engineers are working to improve testing and analysis of materials and processes used in nuclear energy systems to make the systems safer.
Did you know that laboratories consume at least three times the energy rate of a traditional classroom? Find out how to lessen your lab's carbon footprint.
While thousands of miles apart, Arizona and Palestine must respond to similar energy challenges when faced with transmission, funding and technology issues.
University students from across Arizona set aside in-state rivalries April 1-2 to plan for a better global future at the Arizona Student Energy Conference at Arizona State University.
ASU's solar installation accomplishments are showcased in the March 2014 College Planning & Management magazine's "Trends in Green" feature.
To minimize the amount of waste heading to the landfill, Arizona State University has launched the university-wide Zero Waste at ASU initiative to kick off Earth Month 2014.
The Polytechnic Campus Sun Devil Fitness Complex has earned a gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
ASU and AORA Solar NA have announced a collaboration that will begin the development of a hybrid concentrated solar system on the Tempe campus that employs a Solar Tulip to concentrate the sun's energy, turning it into electricity.