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Johnson appointed to Governor's Climate Council

October 4, 2020

NRRI Associate Director Lucinda Johnson joins Governor Walz' Climate Change Council to identify innovative strategies that will increase... more
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New book names and describes 28 new diatom species in Great Lakes

October 4, 2020

NRRI scientist publishes new book for Great Lakes diatom algae identification which includes 28 new species.
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NRRI receives $3M grant to collect sediments, analyze contaminants in Great Lakes

October 2, 2020

NRRI to lead a team of scientists to collect and analyze contaminating chemicals in the Great Lakes.
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Deconstruction keeps valuable material out of landfills, reduces carbon impacts

October 2, 2020

Last sale up north of materials from deconstructed homes: Oct. 23 & 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2024 Carnegie Street, Oliver WI. Just over the... more
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Meet the Researcher: Elizabeth Alexson, Aquatic Scientist

October 2, 2020

Bottom of food web keeps aquatic scientist Elizabeth Alexson at the top of her game.
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Research leads to new information about bats and insects

September 2, 2020

NRRI's five-year bat study leads to master's candidate unexpected new knowledge about bat guts and insects using eDNA.
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NRRI Recent Funding Awards

September 2, 2020

NRRI funding awarded between January 1 and August 28, 2020
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NRRI, USFS collaborate to show efficiencies in timber bridges

September 1, 2020

Research shows bridge builders that building with wood can save time and money while sequestering carbon.
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Meet the Researcher: Jeff Kinkel

September 1, 2020

Eighteen months ago, Jeff Kinkel took on a challenging role at NRRI that makes him grateful for the team approach.
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Patent moves business toward green, low-cost sulfate treatment

August 3, 2020

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

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