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How much does that fertilizer REALLY cost?

Water

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

Like to get more bang for your sustainability-boosting buck? Here’s how.

American Bulk Warehouse Shopping

Study offers corporate/ government purchasers strategy for saving money while choosing environmentally friendly products

Changing climate will reduce corn production, U of M-led study shows

Fields

Warmer temperatures and unpredictable precipitation could dramatically reduce the amount of grain produced in Iowa.

New leader tapped for University of Minnesota’s AIS Research Center

The next director of the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center Nicholas Phelps

The next director of the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) at the U will be Nicholas Phelps. 

Finding fertilizer’s environmental sweet spot

tractor spraying fields

New study led by U of M researchers improves understanding of nitrogen’s greenhouse gas impacts

UMN launches research to help reduce zebra mussel spread

zebra mussels

UMN will partner with Tonka Bay Marina, Brunswick Freshwater Boat Group and DNR to help reduce zebra mussel spread

Bell Museum launches the midwest’s first comprehensive online ‘Biodiversity Atlas’

Mississippi River

The Bell Museum at the University of Minnesota has launched the first web portal providing access to all of its biodiversity collections

Research identifies Midwest’s energy line expansion as model for regional planning, key in addressing climate change

Windmill

Humphrey School analysis calls $2.1 billion dollar CapX2020 project a “win-win”

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