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Water & Environment

University of Nebraska Names Chuck Schroeder to Lead Rural Futures Institute

The newly hired founding executive director of the University of Nebraska's Rural Futures Institute said he's excited to work with Nebraskans across the state and others to help rethink and revitalize rural life, with a particular emphasis on making rural communities places where young people can make their lives.

Homeowners Should Watch for Mice in their Homes

With the weather getting colder, now is the time homeowners start to see more mice in their homes, said Stephen Vantassel, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln program coordinator for the Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management.

Get Out and Plant a Tree This Fall

Fall is a good time of year for a lot of reasons.

Gilman Park Arboretum Celebrates 20 Years with Oct. 2 Tour

Gilman Park Arboretum in Pierce celebrates its 20th anniversary with a tour, Oct. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., led by Park Superintendent Gary Zimmer, who has overseen the arboretum from its beginning.

Nebraska Fall May See More Precipitation, Threat of Freeze Nonissue

It could be a wet fall, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln climatologist says.

Modern Toilets Can Be Flush With Water Savings

If you want to become more water-efficient in your home, start with the toilet.

Poll: Rural Nebraskans Believe Climate Change Real, Feel Less Urgency to Address It

Most rural Nebraskans believe global climate change is real, that human activity is at least partially a cause and that changes must be made to contend with it, but they're not as passionate on any of those points as they were five years ago, the Nebraska Rural Poll shows.

ReTree Nebraska Week Events Scheduled Sept. 22-28

This year's greener landscapes are increasing interest in the ReTree Nebraska celebration, especially after last year's severe drought triggered concern for trees.