Water & Environment

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Water & Environment

World Food Prize Laureate Pinstrup-Andersen is Heuermann Lecturer April 9

"The Global Food System and Related Policy Challenges" is the topic when World Food Prize Laureate Per Pinstrup-Andersen presents the Heuermann Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Hardin Hall auditorium, 33rd and Holdrege.

Latest Forecast Increases Likelihood of Below Normal Temperatures

Latest forecasts through March, have put Nebraska in an area of below-normal temperatures, the Nebraska state climatologist says.

UNL Hires New Director of School of Natural Resources

A professor of wildlife ecology and management at the University of Georgia will be the new head of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's School of Natural Resources.

Garden Chores, for Better or Worse

Most gardeners want to spend time outdoors and prefer garden chores to indoor ones.

Forest Service Offering Fire Training Across State

In the next several months, the Nebraska Forest Service's Wildland Fire Training Program expects to train about 500 firefighters across the state to prepare for another major wildfire season.

Rare Chinkapin Oak Stand Helping With State's Landscape Conservation

A recent Nebraska Forest Service project helped safeguard this unique stand of dwarf chinkapin oaks that grows in shallow soil over limestone.

Gamma Sigma Delta Initiates New Members, Presents Awards

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Nebraska Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honor Society of Agriculture, held its annual New Member Initiation and Awards banquet in Lincoln Jan. 27.

Soil … It's Alive!

Possibly the most important factor in growing healthy landscape and food garden plants may be the least appreciated or understood – soil. It's not easy to see, but good soil is a highly functioning and incredibly dynamic ecosystem. According to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, "soil is by far the most biologically diverse part of the Earth."