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Will Duluth become a climate refuge city?

February 20, 2019

Our Climate Futures conference, March 19 & 20, to address climate change scenarios and adaptation strategies.
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Harvest guidelines leave land managers stumped

January 29, 2019

Understanding what's best for wildlife after tree harvesting is not straightforward. NRRI scientists are unraveling the research.
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Grad student gets geology variety at NRRI

January 29, 2019

A passion for rocks leads woman to UMD and NRRI to become a multi-faceted geologist.
Shovel head filled with taconite pellets held by a man.

NRRI pays tribute to Tom Rukavina

January 8, 2019

NRRI celebrates the legislative legacy of Tom Rukavina.
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NRRI student researcher heads to D.C.

January 3, 2019

NRRI gives graduate student research opportunities that lead to Knauss Fellowship in Washington, D.C.
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NRRI lab moves solid biofuel toward commercialization

December 4, 2018

Forest management strategies in the Northwest results in excess biomass. NRRI is helping to turn it into a valuable fuel source.
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Seeing rocks beneath the surface

December 3, 2018

NRRI developed a tool to help MnDOT understand potential for sulfide-bearing rocks where road building is planned.
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NRRI FY18 Annual Report Highlights

November 27, 2018

NRRI's Annual Report Highlights for July 2017 - June 2018 is now available to view online.
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Bog hopping for birds

October 29, 2018

Researchers tromped through the soft mounds of green in the boreal forest to hang bird houses to learn more about an elusive species.
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Mining and Water Innovation Update

October 24, 2018

What did NRRI do with $2.6 million in state funding? Started Minnesota on an exciting trajectory.


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