Nitrous oxide emissions may get worse as climate warms

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New research from the U shows nitrous oxide emissions, a greenhouse gas, may get worse as the climate warms.

Innovations grant funds win-win approaches to food, water

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It will fund research on innovations for sustainable food, energy, and water supplies in intensively cultivated regions.

U scientists engineer species-like barriers to reproduction

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

More renewables needed than previously thought to meet emissions targets

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

UMN researchers find recipe for forest restoration

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

New moon puts lion’s prey on edge

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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.

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

On her own path to end world hunger

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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

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

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