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E.g., 2014-07-27

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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A new study led by the University of Minnesota offers new insights on the long-term future of emperor penguins by showing that the penguins may be behaving in ways that allow them to adapt to their changing environment better than we expected.

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A light rail train travels along Washington Avenue.

The Green Line begins service on June 14. It will link downtown St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis and run through the heart of the U campus.

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One of the largest breeding populations of Red-Headed Woodpeckers calls Cedar Creek Ecosystem Reserve in East Bethel, Minnesota home. On Saturday, June 14, the ecology research site invites the public to observe the rare bird up close.
 

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Road salt takes a toll on lakes and rivers, but what about its impact on the organisms that live and forage at the asphalt’s edge? Sodium chloride is a common remedy for icy roadways and while it makes driving easier, the ubiquitous use of road salt has played a starring role in altering patterns of sodium availability with little understood consequences for the development and evolution of wild animals.

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A moose and calf, close together in the snow.

Now you see them

May 27, 2014

Researchers track diets through time and space in search of the reasons for Minnesota's vanishing moose. 

Source: Solutions magazine spring 2014

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