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On her own path to end world hunger

Shantal Pai

Driven in part by a memory from her youth, Shantal Pai has dedicated herself to alleviating hunger.

Energy Storage Paired with Solar More Cost Effective in MN Today

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Energy Storage Paired with Solar Found to Be More Cost Effective in Minnesota Today than Natural Gas Peaking Plants 

Citizen Science Brings Monarch Butterfly Parasitoids to Light

Citizen Science butterflies

Thanks to citizen volunteers, scientists know more about the flies that attack monarch butterfly caterpillars.

U of M purchases additional community solar subscriptions

solar-energy-panels-at-work

The University is continuing to invest in renewable, locally produced energy sources.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Receives Highest National Recognition

Arboretum national recognition

Awarded Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

Fresh perspectives

Katherine Venne

U interns are helping Minnesota businesses solve stubborn challenges.

Deborah Swackhamer receives Warren A. Hall Medal

Deborah Swackhamer

Former Water Resources Center co-director is honored by Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) 

Species spread in spurts — and here’s why

Lauren Sullivan and Allison Shaw

Research led by University of Minnesota ecologists bring hope for better holding non-native invaders at bay

Nitrogen, phosphorus from fertilizers and pet waste polluting urban water

Drain

U research team discovers households are the main sources of nutrient pollutants in the Twin Cities urban watershed. 

New Bell Museum features bird-safe glass windows

bird safe glass

All of the exterior windows at the new Bell Museum feature a custom patterned glass to aid in bird conservation.

Super sponge promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and more

Sponge before and after mercury removal

Mercury is toxic and removing it from water is challenging. Professor Abdennour Abbas and team created a sponge to help.

Study finds secret to diverse forests’ super success

trees fitting available space

Enhanced ability to divvy up vertical space provides productivity boost trees see when multiple species grow together

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