This summer’s Chesapeake Bay “dead zone” was the smallest it’s been since monitoring began in 1985, according to data released by the Chesapeake Bay Program’s monitoring partners. In June, a research team that includes SEAS aquatic ecologist Don Scavia forecast that the 2023 Chesapeake Bay dead zone would be 33% smaller than the long-term average between 1985 and 2022, which would make it the smallest on record.
The ongoing debate about whether “food desert” or “food apartheid” is more adequate in addressing disparities in food access is heating up. This blog discusses the nuances of both terms with the power of language at the forefront of the conversation, challenging us to choose our words wisely in the fight for a more equitable food system.
Adam Molnar, a PitE graduate, and Ramses Alcaide, who received a doctorate in neuroscience at U-M, co-founded Neurable. The start-up aims to make neurotechnology accessible to everyone by producing wearable devices that record brain activity and allow users to control technology and the world around them.