Water & Environment

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Water & Environment

Nebraska researchers partner with Lincoln Wastewater for early virus detection

With assistance from the Lincoln Wastewater System, researchers from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have launched projects to use wastewater samples for early detection of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Lincoln's Water Resource Recovery Facilities

Poletto sees fish ecology as ‘canary in a coal mine’

Fish are an indicator species — and may even be a signpost for dangers to human health, says Jamilynn Poletto, a fish physiologist and assistant professor in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Natural Resources.
Jamilynn Poletto, Nebraska fish physiologist

Photo submissions sought for Visual Drought Atlas

Independence Day weekend is one of four major holiday weekends throughout the year when the Visual Drought Atlas seeks photo submissions to help show how drought does (or doesn’t) look in one’s surroundings.
Visual Drought Atlas user submission

Graduate students can now specialize in Conservation Agriculture at UNL

A non-thesis specialization in Conservation Agriculture is now available to University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate students in the Master of Applied Sciences (MAS) Program.
Nebraska conservation agriculture

Huskers partner with Santee Sioux to study ecological impacts of 2019 floods

In the spring of 2019, historic flooding from the nearby Missouri River temporarily wiped out electricity, water and roads into Santee, the principal village on the Santee Sioux Reservation and the home of one of three Nebraska Indian Community College campuses.
Nebraska 2019 flooding

COVID-19 changes help elevate urban wildlife encounters

Reports of coyotes and foxes prancing about in Lincoln parks and neighborhoods are adding new wild twists to living in the Capitol City.
Capitol City fox

Bee lab to host virtual tour June 26

In conjunction with the nonprofit Conservation Nebraska, the Department of Entomology’s Bee Lab will host a virtual tour of its operations at 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 26.
UNL Bee Lab

Panhandle Perspectives: Update on 2019 tunnel collapse and canal washout – water flowing for 2020 growing season

July 17 will mark the one-year anniversary of an event that many irrigators in western Nebraska will not forget – the Goshen / Gering-Ft Laramie Irrigation Districts Tunnel No. 2 collapsed, causing a breach in the main canal that dried up water deliveries for irrigators on the south side of the North Platte River under these two districts.
Whalen Diversion Dam