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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”

Model for addressing climate change

Helicopter and structures

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

Five Minnesota cities chosen for climate-smart exchange program with Germany

Power lines

Duluth, Elk River, Morris, Rochester and Warren will partner with German peers to implement clean energy strategies

New Research Suggests Tigers Can Come Back From Brink of Extinction If Habitats Are Preserved

Enough forested habitat remains to bring the tiger back from the brink of extinction, according to new analysis published in Science Advances.

Student Start-ups Go Big

graphic of natural symbols

Innovative U of M students are taking on the world's biggest challenges

Plants’ ability to adapt could change conventional wisdom on climate change, U of M study finds

Plants speed up their respiratory metabolism as temperatures rise, leading to a long-held concern that as climate warms the elevated carbon release from a ramped-up metabolism could flip global forests from a long-term carbon sink to a carbon source, further accelerating climate change.

From Sugar Beets to Spandex

Dried, broken cornstalks stand in a harvested field.

U researchers have engineered microbes to turn agricultural waste like cornstalks and sugar beet pulp into products like chicken feed and even spandex.

U of M student start-ups win 2016 Acara Challenge with innovative impact ventures

Student-run impact ventures focused on providing clean water through micro-entrepreneurs and bringing fashion and healing together to empower and employ Native Americans have been selected Gold Level winners of the 2016 Acara Challenge, a competition held by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management.

Understanding differences within species is critical to conservation efforts

A new study published in the journal Ecological Applications shows that differences within a species across geographically distinct ranges should be taken into account during conservation planning as the climate changes.

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