Students and community members filled the lawn outside Northrop Auditorium Friday afternoon to support environmental initiatives and celebrate nearly 50 years of Earth Day.
A student-led coalition is providing a platform for sustainability and social justice-focused groups at the University of Minnesota and the local community.
A student push for more education on environmental justice led University of Minnesota researchers to reevaluate how the environment and social equality are incorporated into the school's curriculum.
Last month, University of Minnesota graduate student Michele Girard won a grant to continue funding a project she has been working on for years: building a sustainable water system that provides clean drinking water for a community in Haiti.
Initiatives to conserve Minnesota's pollinator population are being rolled out locally and statewide. Pollinators, including types of bees and other insects, have been declining in recent years, officials say. But efforts are underway at the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Legislature to find ways to protect the communities and create awareness.
University of Minnesota researchers are examining the value of water in Minnesota by downscaling global climate models to a local level and mapping how climate change will affect water resources in the state.
Some places in the Twin Cities area received over six inches of snow Saturday evening, adding to the record-breaking 39 inches that accumulated in February. The University is having to find new places to store snow as the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, its typical storage site, is likely to hit capacity after the snowfall over the weekend.
The University of Minnesota’s Recycling Program recycled more than 3.2 million pounds of material in 2018. But with China’s ban on most imported recyclables, some of the University’s recycled material has no place to go.
When Allison Sandve saw what rising temperatures and pollution were doing to a coral reef in Australia, she wanted to do something about it.
The University of Minnesota, in an effort to protect local water sources and reduce stormwater runoff, is building systems that collect stormwater to cool buildings around campus.