Studies of Minnesota's forests, at the frontline of climate change, can provide a window into how forests will respond in other places. Research on biofuels made from native prairie grasses is informing the future of biofuels everywhere. And tracking persistent toxic pollutants in the Great Lakes serves as a bellwether for how these pollutants behave globally. Thanks to this dynamic setting, researchers see Minnesota as an ideal natural laboratory. More>>
Action HeroesThe University of Minnesota is currently home to more than 20 environment-focused student organizations, with motivated Millennials at the helm.
Tourist AttractionTo truly meet the standard of a sustainable tourist spot, destinations must do more than simply paint themselves green.
Algae: Hope or Hype?Is algae really the fuel source of the future? Or will it go the way of other highly hyped but still unproven gasoline substitutes?
With a full menu of options, the Statewide Conservation and Preservation Plan will serve Minnesota today and far into the future.
Order of the Day
The University of Minnesota is leading the charge in sustainability programs, but determining where the gaps are is no small feat.
Thomas Friedman discusses his latest book: Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America.
Farm to fork. Food miles. Foodsheds. Locavores. Drawing on these concepts, two experts explore the ins and outs of local food.
Local Food for Thought
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