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New tools for new views into old industries

June 2, 2017

From birds-eye views to seeing deep into the earth, new technologies are providing old industries with accurate data previously approached... more
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EPA grants $2.5M to expand research on Great Lakes food web

September 7, 2016

DULUTH, Minn. – Biological changes in microscopic organisms on the bottom of the Great Lakes food chain send up a big red flag to... more
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Governor approves $2.6M for NRRI mining, water research

June 6, 2016

DULUTH, Minn. – The Supplemental Budget approved by Governor Mark Dayton Wednesday included $2.6 million for the Natural Resources Research... more
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IRRRB, University to fund study of ilmenite mining potential

February 23, 2016

DULUTH, Minn. -- It’s long been known that ilmenite – a high value iron-titanium oxide ore – is one of many valuable mineral deposits in... more
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NRRI adds research expertise

January 12, 2016

Research expertise in wood biomass conversion and geomicrobiology have been added to the diverse knowledge base of UMD’s Natural Resources... more