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Losses of soil carbon under climate warming might equal US carbon emissions


Losses of soil carbon under climate warming might equal U.S. carbon emissions, further accelerating climate warming

IonE researchers produce first-ever map of farming households across world

smallholder farms

Maps illuminate contribution of smallholder farming to global food production

U study provides global picture of crop production greenhouse gas emissions


Maps show distribution, intensity of greenhouse gas release due to cropland management

Wind and solar energy projects could bring 5,000 new jobs to rural MN

Wind Solar maps

U's Energy Transition Lab report measures the impact of federal and state policies to expand renewable energy

U of M buys community solar subscription


The U of M is tapping into a new source of power.

Scholars team up to show forest biodiversity is green in more ways than one


A team of scholars from 90 institutions in 44 countries show that biodiversity provides enormous economic benefits. 

Temperature variations affect catches from marine fisheries

fish market

Diversified harvests help keep food supplies sufficient, U of M-led study says.

How much does that fertilizer REALLY cost?


U researchers create tool to quantify adverse impacts of nitrogen, identify where reduced use will have most benefit

Not all bioplastics are created equal

Water bottles

U of M research suggests forest residuals provide cleaner feedstock for bio-based plastic than fossil fuels or row crops

European earthworms cause big problems in North American forests

earthworm invasion

New study involving U researchers found earthworms responsible for declining diversity in North American forests.

Widening the focus on water

A man and child peer off of a dock and into a body of water.

U of M Extension provides research and education on managing Minnesota’s water resources to partners across the state.  

Biomass and solar energy expansion could add over 2,000 jobs to NE MN

Blatnik Bridge

Report prepared by U's Energy Transition Lab and UMD's Bureau of Business and Economic Research