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Biofuel Boom: USU Researchers Forge Innovative Research Partnerships

Thursday, Jun. 19, 2014


Utah State University alum Dallas Hanks ’91 MS, ’10 PhD, has returned home to Burley, Idaho. In the familiar comfort of his parents’ home along the Snake River, the founder of USU’s Center for Agronomic and Woody Biofuels is battling end-stage cancer.

Hanks’ condition no longer affords him the strength to freely wander the furrowed fields of the family dairy farm. But head on a pillow, telephone propped to his ear, the 51-year-old continues to share his innovative biofuels project ideas — namely, using untillable land to grow biofuel feedstock plants. Read more.

Westward Ho! American Entomological Institute to Move to Utah State

Thursday, Jun. 19, 2014


One of the world’s most venerated entomological research institutions plans to pull up stakes in its longtime Gainesville, Florida, home and move lock, stock and insect collection trays to Utah State University’s Logan campus.  Read more.

'There's an App for Splat’: USU Scientists Monitor Wildlife Crossings

Thursday, Jun. 05, 2014

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 200 Americans die in animal-vehicle accidents each year. In a recent study, the Centers for Disease Control found that one quarter of all animal-vehicle collisions result in human injury.  Read more.


Family Room: Wolves Need Space to Raise Offspring says USU Ecologist

Thursday, May. 15, 2014


Without adequate space to raise their offspring, wolf packs lash out at competing clans and fight to the death to protect their turf.

That’s among findings of a recent study by Utah State University ecologist Dan MacNulty and colleagues from the University of Oxford and the Yellowstone Wolf Project.  Read more.

USU Researchers link Weather Extremes and Climate Change

Tuesday, May. 13, 2014


A study funded by NASA and conducted by Utah State University researchers recently linked California’s severe drought and the frigid winter in the Midwest and Northeastern United States to climate change.  Read more.