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U scientists engineer species-like barriers to reproduction

Cells

“Synthetic incompatibility” could boost safety and effectiveness of applying genetic engineering.

More renewables needed than previously thought to meet emissions targets

Power lines

Across the country, stakeholders have set ambitious goals for reducing energy emissions and investing in renewables.

UMN researchers find recipe for forest restoration

in a field

Regenerating critically endangered tropical dry forests isn’t easy, but identifying right ingredients is positive step.

New moon puts lion’s prey on edge

Deer

New study illuminates how the fullness of the moon impacts prey behavior when lions loom on the landscape.

New study: Corn’s environmental impact varies greatly across the U.S.

Maps showing impact.

Companies can now more accurately measure – and improve – supply-chain sustainability.

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

wind

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) 

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