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University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will visit Norway Aug. 21-27, 2014, where he is scheduled to meet with partners at four leading universities, industry partners, members of Norway’s Parliament and U.S. embassy representatives.

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Meeting the growing demand for food and other agricultural products is one of the most daunting challenges we face today. At the same time, clearing forests and grasslands for farming releases carbon into the atmosphere, fueling climate change, a similarly alarming and expensive problem.

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Scientists have known for a while that warming global temperatures are causing Arctic lakes to release methane, a potent greenhouse gas that leads to even more warming.  In a new study published in the journal Nature, a team of researchers including U of M researcher Jacques Finlay, found that Siberian lakes have actually pulled more greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere than they have released into it since the last Ice Age, causing an overall slight cooling effect.

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artist rendering of smog and smokestack

Lifting the smog

August 1, 2014

The evidence of air pollution in China is jarring at best. At worst, it's toxic. The U of M has been asked by the Chinese Academy of Sciences to help alleviate the problem. Professor David Pui and colleagues are finding creative solutions.

Source: U of M Giving

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WHAT: Members of the media are invited to join University of Minnesota professor and Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species (MAISRC) researcher Dr. Peter Sorensen and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as they announce the successful installation of an underwater speaker system at Lock & Dam 8 near Genoa, Wis.               

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Conversion of grasslands to agricultural fields across Southeastern Minnesota is increasing groundwater nitrate contamination in private drinking water wells according to a new study by researchers with the University of Minnesota and the Natural Capital Project.

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A first-ever global census of Adélie penguins shows that the population is 3.79 million breeding pairs or 53 percent larger than previously estimated. Adélie penguins have long been considered a key indicator species to monitor and understand the effects of climate change and fishing in the Southern Ocean.

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Pragya Verma and Joshua Borycz at a blackboard.

U chemists explain new reaction, demonstrating how quantum mechanics can help design more energy-efficient catalysts.

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A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the University of Minnesota (UMN) using snow during a Minnesota blizzard is giving researchers new insight into the airflow around large wind turbines. This research is essential to improving wind energy efficiency, especially in wind farms where airflows from many large wind turbines interact with each other.

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A scene from the performance piece SHORE.

What started as a single performance piece for Emily Johnson is culminating in a multi-part finale of an engaging trilogy.

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