Climate Action

U of M to lead new AI Institute focusing on climate-smart agriculture and forestry

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The University of Minnesota  has received a $20 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation  and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to lead a new National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute. 

Minnesota companies debut new foods, whiskey made with Kernza® perennial grain

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Whiskey, cereal, pasta, crackers and other goods made with Kernza® perennial grain are increasingly on the market in Minnesota. Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis recently debuted its Kernza Perennial Grain Whiskey, made with 100% Kernza perennial grain. 

Talking climate change and health impacts with U of M

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Climate change causes more extreme winter weather, wetter springs and hotter summers in the United States. Ahead of Earth Day on April 22, the University of Minnesota Medical School experts talk about how climate change impacts human health.

U of M System Ranks Eighth in US in the 2023 Impact Rankings

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For its second year participating in the Times Higher Ed Impact Rankings (THE Impact Rankings), the University of Minnesota ranked eighth in the US for the overall ranking and in the 101-200 range worldwide.

UMN develops prototype SDG data hub featuring local data

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The University of Minnesota continues to make significant progress in developing an SDG Data Hub that counties can use to track and accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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. 

Background on intentions for Cloquet Forestry Center

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At the request of Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa leaders, the University has been engaged in regular and ongoing dialogue about the Cloquet Forestry Center, which is wholly located within the Fond du Lac Reservation.

Survey show concerns for climate change, reasons for hope

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A recent survey conducted by the U of M’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences—in collaboration with the U’s Climate Adaptation Partnership—takes a closer look at Minnesotans’ perspectives on climate change. 

U of M Sustainable Development Goals Initiative Announce 2022 SDG Research Grant Awards

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GPS Alliance is pleased to announce the award, as part of its systemwide initiative focused on the SDGs, of approximately $160,000 to eight research projects that align with the UNs’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the U’s strategic priorities and needs identified by communities.  

UMN Morris Sustainability Forum 2022 - Raises Up Indigenous Voices and Promotes SDGs

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On December 2, 2022 the Morris Campus Student Association hosted a Sustainability Forum to celebrate the diversity of sustainability activity happening across campus and the community of Morris.