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Collaborative partnerships are helping to usher in a new era of energy planning, according to analysis released by researchers at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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

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Five Minnesota cities have been chosen to partner with five award-winning German cities to collaboratively explore and advance economically beneficial, climate-smart energy strategies for both.

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The University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus recently earned a Gold rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)™

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Enough forested habitat remains to bring the tiger back from the brink of extinction, according to new analysis published in Science Advances.

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Plants speed up their respiratory metabolism as temperatures rise, leading to a long-held concern that as climate warms the elevated carbon release from a ramped-up metabolism could flip global forests from a long-term carbon sink to a carbon source, further accelerating climate change.

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Student-run impact ventures focused on providing clean water through micro-entrepreneurs and bringing fashion and healing together to empower and employ Native Americans have been selected Gold Level winners of the 2016 Acara Challenge, a competition held by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management.

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A new study published in the journal Ecological Applications shows that differences within a species across geographically distinct ranges should be taken into account during conservation planning as the climate changes.

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For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost-effectively turn agricultural waste, like corn stover and orange peels, into a variety of useful products ranging from spandex to chicken feed.

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