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

Model for addressing climate change

Helicopter and structures

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

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.

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