University of Minnesota launches environmental justice center to help underserved communities

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The University of Minnesota is home to a new federal office intended to get as much climate investment into environmental justice communities as possible.

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: Expanding drought conditions stressing crops in parts of Minnesota

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Drought has been a recurring for for Minnesota farmers over the past few years. But this growing season, the problem has started abnormally early in parts of the state. UMN experts weigh in on what has changed and what to expect. 

Source Magazine: Communicating about climate

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Equipped with communication skills and climate science knowledge, these Extension participants direct efforts toward communities impacted by changes to our climate. 

MPR News: Farming on the frontlines of the climate crisis

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Minnesota farmers have identified climate resiliency as their most pressing issue right now, according to the Minnesota Farmers Union. MPR talks to several climate experts, including UMN's Heidi Roop. 

SDG Webinar Series: Teaching the SDGs

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This session of the Sustainable Development Goals Webinar Series will feature three panelists who will share how they have integrated the Sustainable Development Goals into their courses or programs. You will hear about a health course with a study abroad component, a Freshman Seminar, and about how a 21-credit program was developed using the SDGs as a framework.


In Greater Minnesota, Local Economies Emerge from the Pandemic

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From retail spending to labor demand, UMN Extension's Ryan Pesch can tell you what the economic indicators say about Minnesota’s small towns and rural areas as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.

Making Climate Science Useful and Actionable

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Climate science is important – so is the need to make it actionable and useful to communities at large, which is the driving force behind the University of Minnesota Climate Adaptation Partnership. 

Making Morris a clean water destination

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Troy Goodnough, from University of Minnesota Morris, explores the significance of Morris's new water treatment facility and how lessons learned in Morris could help other MN rural communities. 

WRS student Elizabeth Boor targets CECs in wastewater research

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A look at the Water Resources Center’s Onsite Sewage Treatment Program with graduate student Elizabeth Boor.