NRRI Top 5 Stories of 2020

A man is pouring black powder on snow within a large square plot.
January 13, 2021

What stories from NRRI generated the most interest in 2020? Read on.

NRRI is continually evolving to meet the evolving challenges of our natural resources-based economy. Our unique role and diversity of projects lead to some interesting stories to tell throughout the year.

Here are the top 5 most read in 2020:

Minnesota a leader in biochar demonstration and research: Waste biomass materials -- beetle-killed trees, agricultural waste, etc. -- have potential value when converted to biochar for water and soil remediation.

Thermally modified wood boardwalk project at the Sax Zim Bog (with video): Visit this project website to learn about a demonstration of a wood treatment process that upgrades properties of underutilized tree species.

NRRI funded projects Jan 1 - August 28, 2020: Lots of interest in this long list of projects funded in the first half of 2020.

Worth its salt. Research aims to reduce road salt impacts (with video): How much salt is getting into Duluth streams and is there an effective, but less problematic, alternative?

Cooped up for COVID? NRRI and U online resources: As the pandemic lock-down began last spring, this list of unique online resources came in handy for many.