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What Is Nature Worth

Big Question:
What Is Nature Worth?

Plants, animals, even entire ecosystems are disappearing. So what? "What is Nature Worth" offers a three-minute look at what we’re REALLY losing – and what we can do about it.

Big Question: Is Earth Past the Tipping Point?

Big Question:
Is Earth Past the Tipping Point?

Have we pushed our planet past the tipping point? That's a critical issue the IonE explores in our second Big Question video.

Big Question: Feast or Famine?

Big Question:
Feast or Famine?

IonE's first Big Question asks: How do we feed a growing world without destroying the planet?


Water for Mulobere: Trailer

Water for Mulobere Trailer

Watch the trailer for Water for Mulobere, an upcoming IonE documentary that spotlights a student-led project in Uganda.

Planetary Boundaries

Planetary Boundaries

In a groundbreaking Nature article, 28 scientists including the IonE’s Jon Foley introduce a set of planetary boundaries.

Environment Plus Entrepreneurship Equals NISE Idea

Environment + Entrepreneurship = NISE Idea

NISE is collaborating with industry, government and individuals to solve sustainability challenges through stakeholder-driven research.


River Reflections

River Reflections

Three regional river experts, including the IonE's Pat Nunnally, discuss the past, present and future of the Mississippi.

Making the Mississippi

Making the Mississippi

River Life's Pat Nunnally discusses how the University of Minnesota is providing students with a unique river experience.

A River Runs Through It

A River Runs Through It

The Mississippi runs through the heart of the University of Minnesota campus. River Life's Pat Nunnally reflects.


Lake Superior & Climate Change: Part 1

Lake Superior & Climate Change: Part 1

Researchers at the U of M, Duluth campus discuss the impacts of climate change on Lake Superior.

Lake Superior & Climate Change: Part 2

Lake Superior & Climate Change: Part 2

Researchers at the U of M, Duluth campus discuss the impacts of climate change on Lake Superior.

Lake Superior & Climate Change: Part 3

Lake Superior & Climate Change: Part 3

Researchers at the U of M, Duluth campus discuss the impacts of climate change on Lake Superior.


Biofuels: Beyond the Headlines

Biofuels: Beyond the Headlines

IonE resident fellows Steve Polasky and David Tilman attempt to clear up the confusion surrounding biofuels.

Convincing the Climate Change Skeptics

Convincing the Climate Change Skeptics

Many people are still not convinced that the global climate is warming. David Tilman responds.

Biodiversity Research at Cedar Creek

Biodiversity Research at Cedar Creek

David Tilman discusses his biodiversity experiment at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve.


E3 2009 Super Panel

E3 2009 Super Panel

Five national experts tackle the topic of providing sustainable fuel, food, fiber and freshwater to 9 billion people.

E3 2008 At a Glance

E3 2008 At A Glance

More than 700 experts from all areas of renewable energy and the environment attended E3 2008.

E3 2008 Media Roundtable

E3 2008 Media Roundtable

Regional media veterans discuss environmental journalism and public perception during E3 2008.


Biofuels: The Next Generation

Biofuels: The Next Generation

Jason Hill, an IonE program coordinator and resident fellow, discusses the next generation of biofuels.

IREE Innovators

IREE Innovators

Five IREE researchers give a tour of their work in renewable energy and the environment.

Inspiration to Application

Inspiration to Application

IREE is transforming the renewable energy challenges of today into the promises of tomorrow.


Action Heroes

Action Heroes

Student environmentalists are giving new meaning to “active enrollment.”

The Right Time and Place

The Right Time and Place

Complex environmental challenges have taken center stage and they can’t be solved with business-as-usual thinking.