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David Shonnard, Sustainable Futures Institute director at Michigan Tech, visits a jatropha plantation near Merida, Mexico with industry representatives. Michigan Tech photo.

Michigan Tech Helps Develop Sustainable Bioenergy Across the Americas

Michigan Technological University’s Sustainable Futures Institute and a broad range of Pan American partners see biofuel as a good answer to society’s growing need for alternative energy. But they want to make sure that it is produced in a sustainable way, benefiting rather than harming the societies and environments producing it.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/21/2013

Mt. Aconcagua ("Stone Sentinel") in the Andes in western Argentina. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Dust Tornadoes, Icy Mountain Winds Can’t Stop UM Student And His Tent

Disaster struck on the first day of Andrew McCarthy’s expedition to climb Aconcagua — the tallest mountain in the Western Hemisphere. The graduate student in architecture at the University of Michigan had just pitched the tent that he made himself in a valley when a 40-foot-tall dust tornado kicked up a rock and sent it flying into the side of the dwelling, puncturing a fist-sized hole in a side panel.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/21/2012