Water & Environment

water and environment
Water & Environment

New project taps Nebraska youth to help boost monarch butterfly population

A new project launched by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is involving the state’s youth in an effort to save monarch butterflies.
Monarch Butterfly

Powers cultivates sense of community at Backyard Farmer Garden

Powers, research technician in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture and graduate student in applied sciences, took the Backyard Farmer Garden job after a decade of working with Landscape Services.
Ann Powers

Analysis finds U.S. ecosystems shifting hundreds of miles north

Whole ecosystems are shifting dramatically north in the Great Plains, a phenomenon likely linked to human influences such as climate change, says new University of Nebraska-Lincoln research that analyzed nearly 50 years’ worth of data on bird distributions.
Roberts, Allen, Twidwell

May 19-25 is National Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week

May 20, 2019


Extension offers real-time answers to flood-related lawn, landscape questions

Nebraska Extension has established a new resource to help homeowners get the answers they need following Nebraska’s historic flooding. The “Flooded Landscapes Rapid Response Hotline” will be available May 13-18 to provide information on flood-related lawn and landscape topics.

Study explores value of Nebraska’s roadside restoration efforts

Researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have teamed up with the Nebraska Department of Transportation to evaluate roadside revegetation practices.
Roadside Revegetation

Rosegrant highlights the power of water during Heuermann Lecture

As the global population continues to boom, demanding increased food production, it’s crucial for society to implement effective and efficient water management practices. Mark Rosegrant, research fellow emeritus at the International Food Policy Research Institute, spoke on this topic during the final Heuermann Lecture of the 2018-19 season April 30 at Nebraska Innovation Campus.
Mark Rosegrant

University seeking community hosts for flood recovery projects

The University of Nebraska is inviting community leaders to apply to serve as hosts for a new NU serviceship program that will send students across the state this summer to assist in recovery efforts from the recent devastating floods.