“Perfect” soap molecule from renewable sources wins top Dow SISCA prize


Award recognizes students and universities for innovative research that encourages & promotes sustainable solutions

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