Water & Environment

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Water & Environment

Nebraska's State Tree May Be Threatened

Early settlers and Native Americans in Nebraska used the eastern cottonwood tree for firewood, landmarks and construction materials.

Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory to Host 14th Annual Open House

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory in Whitman, Neb. will host its 14th annual open house, Aug. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. Mountain Time.

Pet Owners Should Exercise Caution when Landscaping

Backyards can provide a great place for pets to exercise, but owners need to be careful about what they place there.

4-H'er Builds Habitat for Prairie Chickens

A Custer County 4-H member is taking advantage of an unused section of land by turning it into a habitat for prairie chickens.

Republican River Riparian Management Workshop Aug. 7-8

An Aug. 7-8 Riparian Management Workshop will focus on the challenges of managing vegetation in the Republican River valley.

State Climatologist: Nebraskans May Have to Prepare for Dry Rest of the Summer

As abnormal dryness continues to expand eastward, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/, forecasts are not showing any indication of above or below normal precipitation through October, the state climatologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln said.

New Tanker Gives Wildfire Fighters an Important Tool

Nebraska has a new tool for fighting wildfires – a single engine air tanker, which arrived in Valentine Monday (July 15).

Southeast Nebraska Woods

The woodlands of southeast Nebraska contain a rich diversity of tree species, including many that cannot be found anywhere else in the state.

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