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Two men wearing safety vests stand on frozen stream bent over hole in ice.

Worth its salt. Research aims to reduce road salt impacts

February 27, 2020

Is it possible to keep winter roads safe for drivers while reducing road salt use? NRRI researchers are testing alternatives.
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Engaging the community in stormwater solutions

January 29, 2020

A new dual position at NRRI and Sea Grant will take the important stormwater research best practices and get them out in the community.
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In search of wetlands restoration success

January 29, 2020

NRRI unveils an updated and upgraded technology tool to help wetland restoration efforts achieve the best possible outcomes.
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The future of bats in Minnesota

January 2, 2020

With white-nose syndrome decimating bat populations can human activities help them recover? NRRI Scientist Ron Moen has some ideas to... more
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Protecting Great Lakes from invasive species

December 4, 2019

Ballast water testing lab on Lake Superior reopens; regulations to keep tiny water invaders out of Great Lakes challenged
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FY19 Annual Report Highlights

November 5, 2019

Fiscal Year 2019 was jam-packed. Relive the highlights in our FY19 Annual Report, now available online or in hard copy.
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NRRI scientist sheds light on complexity of biodiversity loss

November 1, 2019

How does loss of biodiversity effect ecosystems? An NRRI scientist has found a better way to understand impacts to ecosystem communities.
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Den boxes provide nesting sites for fishers

November 1, 2019

Wildlife biologist studies habitat needs of forest fishers to help species and forest management.
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Historic train stays on track with NRRI clean fuel trial

September 26, 2019

NRRI is developing a biomass clean fuel that will help keep the historic relics chugging along for train historians and tourists.
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NRRI hosts discussions on forest carbon capture opportunities

September 26, 2019

There's growing interest across the country to monetize the natural process of carbon capture in forests. NRRI is hosting a workshop to... more


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