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UMD students Evan Myers and Kamryn Kalal at NRRI

Summer Workers at NRRI Get Real

September 16, 2019

College students take their skills out of the classroom and apply them to NRRI's 'real world' experiences.

NRRI senior research associate Euan Reavie

Lake Mud Holds Clues to Future

September 9, 2019

Diatom fossils in lake sediment can be used as early warning of environmental changes to come.

Nighthawk in flight

Nighthawks Fill Duluth Skies

August 30, 2019

Last year, in one three-hour sit on a Duluth rooftop, Steve Kolbe counted 14,000 soaring nighthawks on their annual migration south.

Looking up into a canopy of sunlit trees.

Fast-growing Tree Research Expands Across Midwest

August 20, 2019

Anticipating growth in markets for biomass resources, NRRI ramps up hybrid poplar research.

Man spraying boat

Researchers Work with Business to Decontaminate Boats

August 5, 2019

Leading by example, researchers work with local business to power up boat decontamination of aquatic invasive species.

Man in lab coat syringing a liquid into a test tube.

Collaborations Bring Global Innovations to Minnesota

July 23, 2019

Even though Minnesota has ambitious renewable energy goals – and is on its way to achieving them – there’s always more to learn.

Drone shot of Coleraine Lab buildings.

Coleraine Lab Prepares For the Future

July 11, 2019

Train tracks running through NRRI’s busy Coleraine labs are a daily reminder of a busy 100-year history. But the past is long gone.

Two hands cupping black and grey biochar

Biochar: The Hot Material You Don't Know About

June 18, 2019

You know charcoal. (Picnic, anyone?) But do you know about the economic and environmental benefits of its close cousin, Biochar?

Photo by Michael Furtman: A baby woodcock chick being held in a person's hands.

Getting to the Point with Woodcock Research

June 12, 2019

The quiet, brown speckled woodcock is difficult for scientists to find in the forest for research. Enter the pointing dog.

Female sitting at cluttered lab desk with computer screen on.

NRRI Scientists Name New Algae Species

May 8, 2019

A tiny, single-celled enigma showed up in the Great Lakes and that led to the naming of a new species.

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