World leaders will gather in Paris starting November 30 for a two-week-long United Nations climate change conference known as COP 21.
November 17, 2015
Some parts of the Twin Cities can spike temperatures up to 9°F higher than surrounding communities thanks to the “urban heat island” effect, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota.
A groundbreaking new study shows that cougars, also known as mountain lions and pumas, are likely to recolonize portions of habitat in the middle part of the United States within the next 25 years.
November 2, 2015
The United States Golf Association (USGA) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) announced a five-year master research partnership to study and develop solutions to golf’s present and future challenges.
October 14, 2015
Can biodiversity help protect ecosystems from extreme conditions? That question is much on the minds of scientists and policy makers as a changing climate brings more wildly swinging conditions at the same time human activities reduce the number of species available to produce food and oxygen and help keep our planet in balance.
October 12, 2015
Just when we thought we were getting closer to understanding tropical forests’ tremendously valuable service of sucking carbon from the air and socking it away in tree trunks and other biomass, along comes a new variable: woody vines.
October 8, 2015
Four research projects will receive $1.24 million in funding via the Minnesota Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center (MITPPC) at the University of Minnesota, a critical step in finding new techniques and technologies to more effectively manage invasive species in Minnesota’s forests, prairies and agriculture.
Forty years ago peregrine falcons were at a low point worldwide — their eggshells thinned by the pesticide DDT. Today, the fierce raptors are an emblem for successful wildlife reintroductions. Their dramatic turnaround is highlighted in the newest exhibition at the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum.
September 15, 2015
Inconsistent funding for research into the pests and diseases that threaten key crops leaves global food supplies vulnerable, according to a University of Minnesota-led report published in today’s edition of the journal Nature Plants.
September 2, 2015
Much of Alaska and the arctic lack modern, reliable maps needed to support modern activities including ground and air transportation, safe recreation, land management, sustainable development, and scientific studies.