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UMD Earth Week event will include work from Climate Change Storytelling Project

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To honor Earth Week, the Motion + Media Across Disciplines (MMAD) Lab and UMD Sustainability Office will showcase videos from its Climate Change Storytelling project, which started a year ago on Earth Day and has resulted in numerous videos, public speaking engagements, community visioning sessions and art work.

Study reveals new information about wildfire impact to lakes

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NRRI researchers find that size of fire matters less than intensity of the blaze. Wildfires in northern Minnesota are increasing – the number, the size and the intensity. Within most folks' memories are the Ham Lake Fire (2007), Pagami Creek Fire (2012) and most recently, the Greenwood Fire (2021). Each scorched large swaths of the state’s prized wilderness areas and challenged humans who were too close.

Birds, bugs and climate change

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Early on a cool, smoky June morning researchers Alexis Grinde and Annie Bracey load up with gear and strike out across a grassland south of Moorhead, Minn.

MPR News: A new fast-growing tree species out of Minnesota may be part of a climate change solution

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota in Duluth recently unveiled a new kind of tree after 20 years of research. 

MPR News - Heart work: Training social workers to keep Native children home

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The Indian Child Welfare Act was designed to counteract decades of policies and systems that uprooted Native American children from their families and culture. Minnesota has its own version of the law, called the Minnesota Indian Family Protection Act and UMD has a training program for social workers called the Tribal Training and Certification Partnership.

CBS News: All Minnesota worms are invasive, but which ones do you need to worry about? An expert weighs in

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WCCO interview with Ryan Hueffmeier at the University of Minnesota's Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center. Who has been studying worms for almost two decades with the Great Lakes Worm Watch program.

Social work graduates among leaders innovating national best practices in tribal child welfare

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“The removal of Indian children from their natural homes and tribal setting has been and continues to be a national crisis.” These words were published in a 1976 federal task force report.

NRRI initiates proactive Safety Program

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Industrial safety programs often focus on counting up safety incidents, hoping the numbers go down instead of up. But NRRI is taking a different approach – stop the incidents before they happen.

U of M proposal advances partnership with Duluth community health systems to prepare the future health care workforce in Greater Minnesota

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The University of Minnesota is proposing to design and build a new academic health care center located in the Duluth Medical District.

Talking potholes with U of M

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Manik Barman discusses what causes potholes, the work that goes into fixing them and how drivers can stay safe on uneven roads.