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Sustainability

Empowering an energy transformation

The transition to a sustainable energy system will be “large, complex and messy,” even though it is necessary and inevitable. ASU researchers are helping to guide the process in positive ways.

Water water everywhere (nor any drop to drink)

Built in a lake basin, Mexico City experiences destructive flooding, but also struggles with access to clean water. ASU researchers are studying the complex choreography of natural environment, physical infrastructure and human decision-making that contribute to both.

ASU-produced documentaries to travel with Smithsonian exhibit

As the country continues to explore solutions to secure its water future, a deeper dive into the history of the vital resource and its management in various regions may help inform and shape our ideas for the future.

ASU explores Antarctica

Researchers from astrophysics to sustainability share their experiences of doing research in Antarctica.

New frontiers in health: antimicrobials

Chemicals we use every day often evade current water treatment processes, threatening the security of our water supply.

NextPotential turns greenhouse gas into natural gas

An ASU student startup called NextPotential aims to change the energy game with its carbon recycling technology.

Capturing carbon

ASU researchers are exploring new technologies to capture carbon dioxide, reducing the amount in our atmosphere.

Carbon Q&A

What does carbon have to do with climate? And why should we care?

Carbon policy—Think globally, act locally

Why is it so difficult to enact policies that reduce carbon dioxide emissions? ASU researchers explain some of the challenges.

The breathing ocean

Susanne Neuer is a marine biologist at ASU who studies the ocean's role in mitigating the effects of climate change, and the microscopic organisms that make it possible for oceans to absorb excess atmospheric CO2.

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