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A wooden bridge over a creek

NRRI, USFS Collaborate to Show Efficiencies in Timber Bridges

September 8, 2020

Research shows bridge builders that building with wood can save time and money while sequestering carbon.

UMD Associate Professor Roxanne Gould and her mother making an offering of asema (tobacco) on the shores of Lake Superior.

A Relational Approach

September 4, 2020

Collaborative UMN project connecting Indigenous perspective, humanities scholarship, and community in problem-solving for the... more

A grove of birch with sunlight streaming through it.

NRRI Recent Funding Awards

September 1, 2020

Natural Resource Research Institute funding awarded between January 1 and August 28, 2020.

UMD NRRI Chemistry and Materials Science Program Leader (Materials and Bioeconomy) Brian Barry in the  Chemical Extractives Lab.

Minnesota Leading in Biochar Research and Demonstration

August 24, 2020

Biochar is gaining interest around the globe. NRRI is working to understand all of its potential.

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"Caged," a Musical Piece, Honors Victims

August 17, 2020

Faculty use art to call attention to oppression and racism.

Meet the Researcher: Cally Hunt

August 11, 2020

Pandemic doesn’t slow down new NRRIer in new product development.

Lake Superior beach scene

Expert Alert: Chemistry and Microplastics

August 6, 2020

Melissa Maurer-Jones researches the impact of plastics on Lake Superior.

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Expert Alert: Green Chemistry

August 5, 2020

Viktor Zhdankin is developing new classes of oxidizing agents.

From left Doug Green, American Peat Technology CEO and UMD NRRI Scientist Igor Kolomitsyn

Patent Moves Business Toward Green, Low-cost Sulfate Treatment.

August 4, 2020

NRRI and industry partner receive patent on a first step invention that can lead to sulfate remediation in water systems. 

South shore of Lake Superior by Brenda LaFrancois of the U.S. National Park Service.

Be On the Lookout for Algae Blooms on Lake Superior

August 4, 2020

UMD researchers have identified factors that contribute to blooms on Lake Superior.