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Arizona State University and the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability are working to advance all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our researchers are conducting use-inspired research, developing practical solutions to pressing social, economic and environmental challenges of sustainability across the globe.
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ASU urban climatologist reveals hottest and coolest spots on Tempe campus

ASU urban climatologist reveals hottest and coolest spots on Tempe campus

Urban climatologists Ariane Middel (senior sustainability scientist and assistant professor with two schools at Arizona State University) and Scott Krayenhoff did a three-year study of the Tempe campus, mapping out the three coolest (and hottest) spots on campus, taking readings even during excessive heat and record temperatures and discovering what works best to stay cool. The...

When roundworms lose, carbon emissions rise

When roundworms lose, carbon emissions rise

Soil food webs play a key role in supporting grassland ecosystems, which cover about one-quarter of the land on Earth. Climate change poses a threat to these environments, partly because of the uncertainty of extremes in rainfall, which is projected to increase. To learn more about the effects of these extreme events, a team of soil...

Pervasive polymers of the deep blue sea

Pervasive polymers of the deep blue sea

Researchers at Arizona State University are finding a particularly pervasive problem with the microplastics that originate from human everyday use. Senior Sustainability Scientist Rolf Halden, director of the Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering and professor at ASU’s School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, and his team worked with the Monterey Bay Aquarium...

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