News & Events

Nutrients like nitrogen are vital for growing crops - but when it leaves the field and enters our waterways it can be a problem. Scientists are exploring ways to use nature's own tools - microbes - to remove excess nutrients from the water. 

New research is changing the way the world thinks about earthworms. Dr. Kyungsoo Yoo and graduate student Adrian Wackett have documented the potential for an earthworm invasion to spread in the Fennoscandian arctic region, threatening the ecosystem. 

Feeling warm at the State Fair? We're collecting data to see if the state fair creates it's own urban heat island effect. 

Soil, Water, and Climate is going to the State Fair! Are you? Check out these events. 

Precision agriculture is giving farmers new tools for productivity. 

It just looks like a fine, light brown dust, but Land and Atmospheric Science student Persephone Ma sees the potential for something more. 

Dr. Tim Griffis is using tall towers to measure what you can't see - the atmospheric gas nitrous oxide. 

Discoveries at the University of Minnesota are changing how we use and conserve water.

Results provide valuable insights into efforts to reduce heat-related harm in metro areas globally

Soil, Water, and Climate faculty members Tracy Twine and Peter Snyder are studying heat islands in the Twin Cities metro area and how combined with climate change they intensify the frequency and severity of exteme heat events. Watch a segement on their research in Minnesota Stories in a Changing Climate