Water & Environment

water and environment
Water & Environment

Poll: Rural Nebraskans Rethinking Water Priorities in Wake of 2012 Drought

Eighty percent of rural Nebraskans with farming interests experienced a loss of business income because of last year's drought, according to the Nebraska Rural Poll.

UNL Forester Explains Changing Leaves

Fall is here and that means pumpkin spice lattes and changing leaves.

Fall Colors are More Subtle But Still to be Treasured

In the middle of summer, we can begin to take color for granted.

Arboretum Tours in Southeast Nebraska Celebrate Fall

With fall colors just starting to appear, the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum is offering free arboretum tours in the southeast corner of the state.

Maxwell Arboretum Fall Festival Scheduled Oct. 10

A fall festival at Maxwell Arboretum from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 10 will celebrate the bounty of the season with samples of apples, nuts, popcorn, cheese and ice cream, and its beauty with tours and displays at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus.

Nebraska Cottonwood Tree Takes National Title

Nebraska ranks No. 1 in at least one category this year: A Nebraska native near Beatrice beat out a Kansas rival to be named national champion eastern cottonwood tree by American Forests, a national conservation group.

Choices at the Gas Pump Have Changed but Work the Same

Choices have changed at the gas pump, but drivers shouldn't see a change in how fuel performs in their cars, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator says.

Fontenelle Forest Tour Oct. 5

"Right in My Own Backyard: A Celebration of Nebraska's Natural Wonders" Oct. 5 will give participants a chance to experience the beauty of Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue.