Environment

Bears appear unfazed by drones, but their heart rates soar, U of M research shows

If an unidentified flying object suddenly appeared in the sky, it’s likely your heart would beat faster. Now, University of Minnesota researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology have found that the same is true for bears.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/bears-appear-unfazed-drones-their-heart-rates-soar-u-m-research-shows
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018

Groundbreaking celebration planned for new bee and pollinator research lab

The U of M will begin construction later this year on a new, 10,500-square-foot lab facility which will house bee research, led by world-renowned bee expert Marla Spivak. The existing lab is outdated and in poor condition; the new lab will include space for training new scientists as well as conducting ongoing research.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/groundbreaking-celebration-planned-new-bee-and-pollinator-research-lab
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018

Greenhouse gas source has been underestimated from the US Corn Belt, University of Minnesota-led study shows

Estimates of how much nitrous oxide, a significant greenhouse gas and stratospheric ozone-depleting substance, is being emitted in the central United States have been too low by as much as 40 percent, a new study led by University of Minnesota scientists shows.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/greenhouse-gas-source-has-been-underestimated-us-corn-belt-university-minnesota-led
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018

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