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Warning system gets the early drop on drought

Agricultural crops can wither in a flash when the days turn hot, the air dries, the rain stops and moisture evaporates quickly from the soil. A new early warning system developed by two nationally recognized centers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, along with the U.S. Geological Survey, can help alert stakeholders as drought begins.
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Warning system gets the early drop on drought

Warning system gets the early drop on drought

Agricultural crops can wither in a flash when the days turn hot, the air dries, the rain stops and moisture evaporates quickly from the soil. A new early warning system developed by two nationally recognized centers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, along with the U.S. Geological Survey, can help alert stakeholders as drought begins.
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Warning system gets the early drop on drought

Forecast: Expect High Heat Indices after July 4

Convection this week has brought welcome moisture to areas east and south of Grand Island, as several complexes developed on a daily basis from June 24 to 26. Unfortunately, a substantial portion of northern and western Nebraska missed out on these events and a substantial increase in abnormally dry conditions is depicted on this week's Drought Monitor (Figure 1). Rainfall reported after 7 a.m. on June 27 will be incorporated in next week's edition.
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Forecast: Expect High Heat Indices after July 4

Hayes, Svoboda contribute to EU disaster risk management report

A recent report,"Science for disaster risk management 2017: Knowing better and losing less," hopes to illustrate what scientists know about natural disasters, but also harness that knowledge to save lives and money through prevention. National Drought Mitigation Center former director Mike Hayes and Director Mark Svoboda, both at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources, contributed to the chapter dedicated to drought.
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Hayes, Svoboda contribute to EU disaster risk management report

Warmer Days Help GDD Levels Catch Up; but Rains Still Limited

Above normal temperatures since June 1 have reduced accumulated Growing Degree Day (base 86/50) deficits incurred during the unseasonably cool weather that periodically has impacted the state since mid-April. Preliminary analysis suggests that GDD deficits based upon April 15, May 1, and May 15 emergence dates have been eliminated across the southern half of the state and reduced 15-25 units across the northern half of the state.
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Warmer Days Help GDD Levels Catch Up; but Rains Still Limited

Bulletin utilizes innovative method to provide baseline evapotranspiration rates for state

A recently released bulletin provides baseline mean annual evapotranspiration rates for the state of Nebraska, which in the future could show whether changes in climate have altered rates and affected water, agriculture or forestry resources.
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Bulletin utilizes innovative method to provide baseline evapotranspiration rates for state

Bulletin utilizes innovative method to provide baseline evapotranspiration rates for state

A recently released bulletin provides baseline mean annual evapotranspiration rates for the state of Nebraska, which in the future could show whether changes in climate have altered rates and affected water, agriculture or forestry resources.
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Bulletin utilizes innovative method to provide baseline evapotranspiration rates for state

New maps, new website highlight drought effects on agriculture

Maps highlighting the effects of drought on six agricultural commodities across the continental U.S. became available in late May on a website hosted by the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The maps are a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of the Chief Economist and the drought center.
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New maps, new website highlight drought effects on agriculture

Climate centers help cities plan for climate variability, risk

City planning experts from 13 cities across the Midwest recently gathered to talk climate extremes, variabilities, thresholds, risks and how they should utilize the information. The workshop brought together experts from the HPRCC, State Climate Office and Public Policy Center
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Climate centers help cities plan for climate variability, risk

Drought, regional climate centers receive Climate Adaptation honorable mention

The Wind River Reservation Drought Preparedness Team recently earned an Honorable Mention Climate Adaptation Leadership Award. The project combines the expertise of those at 15 university-, tribal-, regional- and federal-level organizations, including the NDMC and HPRCC.
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Drought, regional climate centers receive Climate Adaptation honorable mention

Nebraska researchers join national team studying psychology of water use

Six University of Nebraska researchers, including SNR's Mark Burbach, will join colleagues from three other institutions to develop a model for engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure adequate supplies of good-quality water both for and from agriculture.
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Nebraska researchers join national team studying psychology of water use

Nebraska researchers join national team studying psychology of water use

Six University of Nebraska researchers, including SNR's Mark Burbach, will join colleagues from three other institutions to develop a model for engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure adequate supplies of good-quality water both for and from agriculture.
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Nebraska researchers join national team studying psychology of water use

The most recent climate, drought newsletters available

The Nebraska State Climate Office and the National Drought Mitigation Center have both recently released their newsletters, a good resource for planners across the state and country.
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The most recent climate, drought newsletters available

Nebraska researchers selected by Sao Paulo Research Foundation for collaborative projects

Three University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) faculty members, Mark Wilkins, Troy Gilmore and Gota Morota, have been selected for funding by the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) in Brazil with projects ranging from water management to biomass material development and beef cattle genetics.
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Nebraska researchers selected by Sao Paulo Research Foundation for collaborative projects

Airlift Environmental building innovative technology for groundwater cleanup

A Lincoln-based startup company that specializes in innovative, research-based ways of removing industrial solvents and petroleum-based pollutants from groundwater is taking off. AirLift Environmental is an outgrowth of scientific research, including by Steve Comfort, SNR soil and water chemist.
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Airlift Environmental building innovative technology for groundwater cleanup

Grant will fund creation of cloud-based program for survey data

A grant awarded to a group of 10 Natural Resources Districts and Conservation and Survey Division at University of Nebraska-Lincoln will fund the creation of a cloud-based software program, Nebraska GeoCloud, that will make available all airborne electromagnetic survey data for Nebraska.
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Grant will fund creation of cloud-based program for survey data

Grant will fund creation of cloud-based program for survey data

A grant awarded to a group of 10 Natural Resources Districts and Conservation and Survey Division at University of Nebraska-Lincoln will fund the creation of a cloud-based software program, Nebraska GeoCloud, that will make available all airborne electromagnetic survey data for Nebraska.
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Grant will fund creation of cloud-based program for survey data

Know Your Well program gets sampling start at Waverly High

Students at Waverly High School were the among the first of what will be students from 16 schools across Nebraska to learn more about possible contaminants in their well water through a hands-on program called "Know your Well" being conducted by the Water Sciences Laboratory at the university.
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Know Your Well program gets sampling start at Waverly High

Weather Data Shows Late April-May Cold Spells not that Uncommon in Nebraska

Freezing temperatures are back in Nebreska, but climata data shows it's not uncommon for freezing temperatures to hit the state as late as mid-May. Get a detailed look.
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Weather Data Shows Late April-May Cold Spells not that Uncommon in Nebraska

Weather Data Shows Late April-May Cold Spells not that Uncommon in Nebraska

Freezing temperatures are back in Nebreska, but climata data shows it's not uncommon for freezing temperatures to hit the state as late as mid-May. Get a detailed look.
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Weather Data Shows Late April-May Cold Spells not that Uncommon in Nebraska

Weather Data Shows Late April-May Cold Spells not that Uncommon in Nebraska

Freezing temperatures are back in Nebreska, but climata data shows it's not uncommon for freezing temperatures to hit the state as late as mid-May. Get a detailed look.
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Weather Data Shows Late April-May Cold Spells not that Uncommon in Nebraska

CALMIT Seminar features visiting scientist from Barcelona

Marcos Fernandez Martinez, visiting scientist from the Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications with the University of Barcelona, Spain, will present the first CALMIT Seminar at 3 p.m. April 27 in Hardin Hall 901, 33rd and Holdrege streets.
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CALMIT Seminar features visiting scientist from Barcelona

CALMIT Seminar features visiting scientist from Barcelona

Marcos Fernandez Martinez, visiting scientist from the Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications with the University of Barcelona, Spain, will present the first CALMIT Seminar at 3 p.m. April 27 in Hardin Hall 901, 33rd and Holdrege streets.
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CALMIT Seminar features visiting scientist from Barcelona

Geology is newest title in Great Plains book series

Where did all the sand in the Nebraska Sandhills come from? Why do the Black Hills stick up in the middle of flat lands? Why does the Great Plains tilt downward toward the east? "Great Plains Geology," a new book by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Geologist Emeritus Robert Diffendal, answers these questions and many more by digging at the geologic bedrock of the Great Plains.
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Geology is newest title in Great Plains book series

Geology is newest title in Great Plains book series

Where did all the sand in the Nebraska Sandhills come from? Why do the Black Hills stick up in the middle of flat lands? Why does the Great Plains tilt downward toward the east? "Great Plains Geology," a new book by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Research Geologist Emeritus Robert Diffendal, answers these questions and many more by digging at the geologic bedrock of the Great Plains.
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Geology is newest title in Great Plains book series

Conservation photographer Forsberg to give Lavin Memorial Seminar

Michael Forsberg, well-known conservation photographer and Nebraska native, will present the annual 2017 Lavin Memorial Seminar at 2 p.m. April 28 in Hardin Hall Auditorium, 3310 Holdrege St. The seminar is free and open to the public. The Gamma Theta Upsilon international geography honor society induction ceremony will follow the lecture.
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Conservation photographer Forsberg to give Lavin Memorial Seminar

Conservation photographer Forsberg to give Lavin Memorial Seminar

Michael Forsberg, well-known conservation photographer and Nebraska native, will present the annual 2017 Lavin Memorial Seminar at 2 p.m. April 28 in Hardin Hall Auditorium, 3310 Holdrege St. The seminar is free and open to the public. The Gamma Theta Upsilon international geography honor society induction ceremony will follow the lecture.
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Conservation photographer Forsberg to give Lavin Memorial Seminar

Continued rains in early April forecast; possible snow mid-month

Al Dutcher, associate Nebraska state climatologist with the Nebraska State Climate Office, predicts that rainy weather will continue through early April, but snow may be coming by mid-month.
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Continued rains in early April forecast; possible snow mid-month

Continued rains in early April forecast; possible snow mid-month

Al Dutcher, associate Nebraska state climatologist with the Nebraska State Climate Office, predicts that rainy weather will continue through early April, but snow may be coming by mid-month.
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Continued rains in early April forecast; possible snow mid-month

Climatologists on using climate data to manage risk

Improving our understanding of weather and climate can improve our management of production risk in agriculture. Further, state of the art seasonal forecasts can likely improve producer decision making. On March 29, Nebraska and Iowa climatologists gathered in Lincoln to speak on how to use weather and climate data to market crops and manage agricultural production risk.
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Climatologists on using climate data to manage risk

Climatologists on using climate data to manage risk

Improving our understanding of weather and climate can improve our management of production risk in agriculture. Further, state of the art seasonal forecasts can likely improve producer decision making. On March 29, Nebraska and Iowa climatologists gathered in Lincoln to speak on how to use weather and climate data to market crops and manage agricultural production risk.
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Climatologists on using climate data to manage risk

Students present research to state senators

Cat Berrick and Curt Vandenberg, both fish and wildlife majors at the School of Natural Resources, were among 25 UCARE students to present their research Thursday morning at a breakfast and poster session at the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln.
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Students present research to state senators

Program will help state's science teachers with water system literacy

A new program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will provide the state's science teachers new approaches to teaching about water.
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Program will help state's science teachers with water system literacy

HPRCC, Extension host National Climate Assessment workshop

Changes in climate do not necessarily translate into changes to management practices and interactions between sectors remain quite complex. Those topics were key discussions during the Northern Great Plains Regional engagement workshop for the Fourth National Climate Assessment
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HPRCC, Extension host National Climate Assessment workshop

HPRCC, Extension host National Climate Assessment workshop

Changes in climate do not necessarily translate into changes to management practices and interactions between sectors remain quite complex. Those topics were key discussions during the Northern Great Plains Regional engagement workshop for the Fourth National Climate Assessment
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HPRCC, Extension host National Climate Assessment workshop

Crop model research aids decision-making for corn irrigation in western Nebraska

If you could produce the same amount of food with fewer resources, wouldn't you? That is the goal of new research led by Justin Gibson, a PhD student in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's School of Natural Resources and a Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute student support grantee. The research recently was published in the Journal of Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. UNL hydrogeophysicst and DWFI Faculty Fellow Trenton Franz is also involved with the project.
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Crop model research aids decision-making for corn irrigation in western Nebraska

Nebraska Extension offers facts about petroleum pipelines in new publication

A new publication from Nebraska Extension provides factual information to facilitate discussion on one of the nation's most controversial topics - petroleum pipelines.
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Nebraska Extension offers facts about petroleum pipelines in new publication

Big-game jitters: Coyotes no match for wolves' hunting prowess

It may have replaced the dwindling eastern wolf atop many food chains, but the eastern coyote lacks the chops to become the big-game hunter of an ecosystem, new research led by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln ecologist shows. But a study from John Benson and colleagues provides evidence that the eastern coyote hunts moose and other large prey far less frequently than does the eastern wolf - instead preferring to attack smaller game or scavenge human leftovers.
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Big-game jitters: Coyotes no match for wolves' hunting prowess

Drought Center releases inaugural annual report

The National Drought Mitigation Center has announced the release of its first annual report and the unveiling of its new logo. Over the last year, the drought center has worked on 24 projects and hosted or co-hosted 76 events in 15 countries, and partnered with 18 state and federal partners.
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Drought Center releases inaugural annual report

Drought Center releases inaugural annual report

The National Drought Mitigation Center has announced the release of its first annual report and the unveiling of its new logo. Over the last year, the drought center has worked on 24 projects and hosted or co-hosted 76 events in 15 countries, and partnered with 18 state and federal partners.
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Drought Center releases inaugural annual report

U2U program wrapping up, brought climate tools to farmers

Researchers at nine universities, including University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are celebrating the completion of a six-year, $5 million program that reinvented the way climate scientists connect with farmers.
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U2U program wrapping up, brought climate tools to farmers

U2U program wrapping up, brought climate tools to farmers

Researchers at nine universities, including University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are celebrating the completion of a six-year, $5 million program that reinvented the way climate scientists connect with farmers.
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U2U program wrapping up, brought climate tools to farmers

Check out the CSD repository. Literally

A recent upgrade to the website means it's never been easier to access cuttings and core samples from the Conservation and Survey Division Geological Sample Repository.
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Check out the CSD repository. Literally

State groundwater levels still recovering from 2012 drought

State groundwater levels are still recovering from the 2012 drought, according to the 2016 Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report. The Conservation and Survey Division at the School of Natural Resources recently released the report, which is for sale at the Nebraska Maps and More Store.
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State groundwater levels still recovering from 2012 drought

Wardlow co-chairs world remote-sensing task force to provide guidance on new tech, new info

Brian Wardlow, director of the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was selected by WMO to be the global co-chair for the WMO's Task Team on the Use of Remote Sensing Data for Climate Monitoring
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Wardlow co-chairs world remote-sensing task force to provide guidance on new tech, new info

Wardlow co-chairs world remote-sensing task force to provide guidance on new tech, new info

Brian Wardlow, director of the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was selected by WMO to be the global co-chair for the WMO's Task Team on the Use of Remote Sensing Data for Climate Monitoring
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Wardlow co-chairs world remote-sensing task force to provide guidance on new tech, new info

Teacher professional development program earns grant support

The Water Education Leaders for Secondary Science project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently earned a second grant to foster science literacy about water resources issues among science teachers in Nebraska. The 15-month continuing education program, led by Cory Forbes, associate professor of science education with the School of Natural Resources at UNL, will focus on supporting teaching and learning about water that links food, water, climate, energy and environmental challenges related to questions of water quality and quantity.
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Teacher professional development program earns grant support

Is spring springing early in Nebraska?

Spring hopes are building as robins arrive, flowers bloom and forecasts call for extended stretches of 50-plus degree days. However, Nebraska agree it's too early to do more than enjoy warm temperatures in February.
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Is spring springing early in Nebraska?

Is spring springing early in Nebraska?

Spring hopes are building as robins arrive, flowers bloom and forecasts call for extended stretches of 50-plus degree days. However, Nebraska agree it's too early to do more than enjoy warm temperatures in February.
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Is spring springing early in Nebraska?

Climate and wildlife professionals take step toward creating climate change threat tools

SNR climatologists Martha Shulski, Natalie Umphlett and Crystal Stiles spearheaded a workshop at the 77th Midwest Fisheries and Wildlife Conference to help professionals examine how weather and climate data could be used to inform management decisions.
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Climate and wildlife professionals take step toward creating climate change threat tools

Climate and wildlife professionals take step toward creating climate change threat tools

SNR climatologists Martha Shulski, Natalie Umphlett and Crystal Stiles spearheaded a workshop at the 77th Midwest Fisheries and Wildlife Conference to help professionals examine how weather and climate data could be used to inform management decisions.
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Climate and wildlife professionals take step toward creating climate change threat tools

Pegg earns AFS chapter Award of Excellence

Mark Pegg, fisheries ecologist with the School of Natural Resources, was awarded on Tuesday the Nebraska Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Award of Excellence. The award is the society's highest for scientific achievement.
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Pegg earns AFS chapter Award of Excellence

SNR students deliver 77th Midwest technical talks

Of the 35 technical talks presented by SNR faculty and students at the 77th Midwest Fisheries and Wildlife Conference this week, more than 25 were delivered by undergraduate or graduate students. Of more than 100 posters displayed at the event, 14 were by SNR students highlighting their research. They didn't just attend. They played a major role.
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SNR students deliver 77th Midwest technical talks

77th Midwest conference examines 'land ethic'

More than 700 faculty, staff and students from more than 20 states and three countries filled the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel this week for the 77th Midwest Fisheries and Wildlife Conference: Private Landscapes, Public Responsibilities.
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77th Midwest conference examines 'land ethic'

77th Midwest conference examines 'land ethic'

More than 700 faculty, staff and students from more than 20 states and three countries filled the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel this week for the 77th Midwest Fisheries and Wildlife Conference: Private Landscapes, Public Responsibilities.
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77th Midwest conference examines 'land ethic'

77th Midwest conference examines 'land ethic'

More than 700 faculty, staff and students from more than 20 states and three countries filled the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel this week for the 77th Midwest Fisheries and Wildlife Conference: Private Landscapes, Public Responsibilities.
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77th Midwest conference examines 'land ethic'

As temperatures warm, spring conditions could turn wet

The Nebraska State Climate Office's Al Dutcher writes that we are now two-thirds of the way through our meteorological winter (December-February) and it is time to take stock of how the current upper air pattern will likely influence the remainder of our winter. What he projects? Spring could turn wet.
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As temperatures warm, spring conditions could turn wet

As temperatures warm, spring conditions could turn wet

The Nebraska State Climate Office's Al Dutcher writes that we are now two-thirds of the way through our meteorological winter (December-February) and it is time to take stock of how the current upper air pattern will likely influence the remainder of our winter. What he projects? Spring could turn wet.
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As temperatures warm, spring conditions could turn wet

Great Plains symposium explores mapping

"Flat Places, Deep Identities: Mapping Nebraska and the Great Plains," will examine how maps influence identity, culture, economics, natural resources, politics, creative expression, and society as a whole.
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Great Plains symposium explores mapping

Great Plains symposium explores mapping

"Flat Places, Deep Identities: Mapping Nebraska and the Great Plains," will examine how maps influence identity, culture, economics, natural resources, politics, creative expression, and society as a whole.
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Great Plains symposium explores mapping

Great Plains symposium explores mapping

"Flat Places, Deep Identities: Mapping Nebraska and the Great Plains," will examine how maps influence identity, culture, economics, natural resources, politics, creative expression, and society as a whole.
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Great Plains symposium explores mapping

HPRCC releases first annual regional climate summary

The High Plains Regional Climate Center recently released its first annual regional climate summary, covering climate conditions, data and rankings, and extremes events for the year 2016.
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HPRCC releases first annual regional climate summary

HPRCC releases first annual regional climate summary

The High Plains Regional Climate Center recently released its first annual regional climate summary, covering climate conditions, data and rankings, and extremes events for the year 2016.
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HPRCC releases first annual regional climate summary

Centers partner for increased climate resiliency of South Dakota tribes

Through two new federally funded grants, the High Plains Regional Climate Center and the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be helping four tribes in South Dakota reduce their climate vulnerability
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Centers partner for increased climate resiliency of South Dakota tribes

Centers partner for increased climate resiliency of South Dakota tribes

Through two new federally funded grants, the High Plains Regional Climate Center and the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will be helping four tribes in South Dakota reduce their climate vulnerability
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Centers partner for increased climate resiliency of South Dakota tribes

Decision-making models help students master science skills

In a forthcoming study, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Jenny Dauer demonstrates that teaching and using a seven-step decision-making model helps students become more scientifically literate, and has the potential to overcome subconscious biases and make better-informed decisions.
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Decision-making models help students master science skills

New bird species estimate soars to 18,000

Twice as many bird species exist in the world than are currently recognized, according to a new study by Nebraska biologist Robert Zink and his colleagues.
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New bird species estimate soars to 18,000

SNR graduate and Water Sciences Lab research on amphetamines draws attention

It was SNR master's graduate Alexis Paspalof's idea to study amphetamines in waterways, and it was SNR's Water Sciences Laboratory, directed by Dan Snow, that analyzed samples. What they thought would be an insignificant project turned out not to be.
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SNR graduate and  Water Sciences Lab research on amphetamines draws attention

Canid camera: Students help map elusive species

It darts through the near-total darkness of a chilly night in the Nebraska Panhandle, drawn across the short-grass prairie by the wafting stench of a skunk. No larger than a house cat, it accelerates to 25 miles per hour, then gradually coasts within eyeshot of a stake capped by a glob of petroleum jelly.
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Canid camera: Students help map elusive species

Airborne Electromagnetics help detail underground valleys, aquifers

Using airborne electromagnetics, the Conservation and Survey Division, Nebraska's Geological Survey, discovered ancient, buried valleys below the surface of the Earth. The information could help predict how groundwater flows and could have an impact on how water supplies are managed.
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Airborne Electromagnetics help detail underground valleys, aquifers

Detecting seasonal changes in evergreens provide new tool in climate change research

Though not apparent to the naked eye, evergreen conifers actually do go dormant in the winter. Researchers recently visualized this dormancy and a spring awakening using newly available satellite data. The discovery could improve scientists' understanding of how conifer photosynthetic activity is changing in a warming climate, and could provide a way to assess evergreen forests' role in the global carbon budget, which so far has been elusive.
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Detecting seasonal changes in evergreens provide new tool in climate change research

Detecting seasonal changes in evergreens provide new tool in climate change research

Though not apparent to the naked eye, evergreen conifers actually do go dormant in the winter. Researchers recently visualized this dormancy and a spring awakening using newly available satellite data. The discovery could improve scientists' understanding of how conifer photosynthetic activity is changing in a warming climate, and could provide a way to assess evergreen forests' role in the global carbon budget, which so far has been elusive.
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Detecting seasonal changes in evergreens provide new tool in climate change research

Students test their soil knowledge, will head to nationals

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln team, comprised of students from the School of Natural Resources and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, will appear in the 2017 National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest following a third-place finish at regionals on Oct. 13 at Pawnee State Recreation Area, just west of Lincoln.
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Students test their soil knowledge, will head to nationals

Students test their soil knowledge, will head to nationals

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln team, comprised of students from the School of Natural Resources and the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, will appear in the 2017 National Collegiate Soil Judging Contest following a third-place finish at regionals on Oct. 13 at Pawnee State Recreation Area, just west of Lincoln.
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Students test their soil knowledge, will head to nationals

Students Test the Depths of Their Soil Knowledge in Regional Contest

We often take for granted the value of things right under our noses. Or perhaps even the dirt right under our feet. This is a different kind of college competition focused on the stuff we walk on every day.
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Students Test the Depths of Their Soil Knowledge in Regional Contest

Students Test the Depths of Their Soil Knowledge in Regional Contest

We often take for granted the value of things right under our noses. Or perhaps even the dirt right under our feet. This is a different kind of college competition focused on the stuff we walk on every day.
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Students Test the Depths of Their Soil Knowledge in Regional Contest

Drought management framework for Africa approved

Ministers present at the African Drought Conference in Windhoek, Namibia, approved NDMC climatologist Tsegaye Tadesse's drought risk management strategic framework proposal, "Drought Resilient and Prepared Africa," an ambitious effort to create drought plans for the entire African continent.
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Drought management framework for Africa approved

Drought management framework for Africa approved

Ministers present at the African Drought Conference in Windhoek, Namibia, approved NDMC climatologist Tsegaye Tadesse's drought risk management strategic framework proposal, "Drought Resilient and Prepared Africa," an ambitious effort to create drought plans for the entire African continent.
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Drought management framework for Africa approved

Wszola researching how we hunt

On a clear, chilly morning this past October, the distant cackle of pheasants greeted hunters arriving at CRP fields, signaling the return of upland bird season in Nebraska. They may also have seen Lyndsie Wszola, a master's student in the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Nebraska who is studying how pheasant hunters and pheasants interact in the fields they share.
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Wszola researching how we hunt

SNR, Community Learning Centers pair up for Backpacks for Adventure

It's a simple idea that will bring science learning and exploration to underserved youth one themed backpack at a time. And last weekend, Backpacks for Adventure, a collaboration between the School of Natural Resources, the Center for Civic Engagement and the Community Learning Centers at Lincoln Public Schools, kicked off with the help of the Environmental Education class in Hardin Hall.
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SNR, Community Learning Centers pair up for Backpacks for Adventure

Wishart writes first in small-book series for CGPS project

"Great Plain Indians," by David Wishart, historical geographer with SNR, kicks off the small-books series, "Discover the Great Plains," a collaboration by the Center for Great Plains Studies and the University of Nebraska Press. The series is meant to bring a variety of Great Plains topics to a general audience. Books will be short, about 125 pages, and will cover topics such as geology, culture, natural wonders and bison, according to the CGPS.
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Wishart writes first in small-book series for CGPS project

Wishart writes first in small-book series for CGPS project

"Great Plain Indians," by David Wishart, historical geographer with SNR, kicks off the small-books series, "Discover the Great Plains," a collaboration by the Center for Great Plains Studies and the University of Nebraska Press. The series is meant to bring a variety of Great Plains topics to a general audience. Books will be short, about 125 pages, and will cover topics such as geology, culture, natural wonders and bison, according to the CGPS.
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Wishart writes first in small-book series for CGPS project

Nebraska's Inland Ocean: Restoring the Saline Wetlands

The water that comes out of the ground around Lincoln can be almost as salty as the ocean. Historically, that created a rare environment for salt-adapted plants and animals. But much of that habitat was lost as the city has grown. A partnership is working to restore it, NET radio reports. Conservation and Survey Division's Dana Divine talks about why the wetlands are so very salty and what has happened over the years to put the wetlands as habitats at risk.
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Nebraska's Inland Ocean: Restoring the Saline Wetlands

Nebraska's Inland Ocean: Restoring the Saline Wetlands

The water that comes out of the ground around Lincoln can be almost as salty as the ocean. Historically, that created a rare environment for salt-adapted plants and animals. But much of that habitat was lost as the city has grown. A partnership is working to restore it, NET radio reports. Conservation and Survey Division's Dana Divine talks about why the wetlands are so very salty and what has happened over the years to put the wetlands as habitats at risk.
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Nebraska's Inland Ocean: Restoring the Saline Wetlands

Shulski, Umphlett earn grant to aid cities in planning for extreme weather impacts

Climatologists Martha Shulski and Natalie Umphlett recently were awarded just over $200,000 to analyze climate data for cities planning for extreme and damaging weather events. The grant from the NOAA Climate Program Office's Sectoral Applications Research Program will run through June 2018 and will focus on determining critical precipitation levels for municipal water resource management. It will target 10 cities in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas, four of the lower Missouri River Basin states.
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Shulski, Umphlett earn grant to aid cities in planning for extreme weather impacts

Shulski, Umphlett earn grant to aid cities in planning for extreme weather impacts

Climatologists Martha Shulski and Natalie Umphlett recently were awarded just over $200,000 to analyze climate data for cities planning for extreme and damaging weather events. The grant from the NOAA Climate Program Office's Sectoral Applications Research Program will run through June 2018 and will focus on determining critical precipitation levels for municipal water resource management. It will target 10 cities in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas, four of the lower Missouri River Basin states.
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Shulski, Umphlett earn grant to aid cities in planning for extreme weather impacts

Lessons Learned in Africa

I learned more in the first three days in Botswana than I would've sitting in a classroom for a year.
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Lessons Learned in Africa

The Art of Becoming a Better Mentor and Mentee: Fall 2016 Association for Women in Science workshop

The local chapter of Association for Women in Science is hosting free professional mentoring workshops for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln community. The overarching goal of the workshop is to provide lifelong mentor and mentee skills to senior and junior faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduates. The workshops are all-inclusive. The last day to register for the event is Aug. 18; each session can accommodate 80 participants. To register, visit their site.
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The Art of Becoming a Better Mentor and Mentee: Fall 2016 Association for Women in Science workshop

NU agencies lead project to help MENA region respond to drought

The National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska are co-leading a $4 million research effort with the Dubai-based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture. The project is designed to help the Middle East and North Africa region balance water consumption and increase agricultural productivity, with a focus on drought management. The U.S. Agency for International Development is funding the MENA Regional Drought Management System project through March 2017, with $1 million dollars designated for research activities conducted by the NDMC, Water for Food Institute and UNL's Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies.
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NU agencies lead project to help MENA region respond to drought

NU agencies lead project to help MENA region respond to drought

The National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska are co-leading a $4 million research effort with the Dubai-based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture. The project is designed to help the Middle East and North Africa region balance water consumption and increase agricultural productivity, with a focus on drought management. The U.S. Agency for International Development is funding the MENA Regional Drought Management System project through March 2017, with $1 million dollars designated for research activities conducted by the NDMC, Water for Food Institute and UNL's Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies.
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NU agencies lead project to help MENA region respond to drought

Gosselin named to AESS Board of Directors

Dave Gosselin, professor of Earth science in the School of Natural Resources and director of University of Nebraska-Lincoln's environmental studies program, has been elected to the Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences Board of Directors. He will serve a two-year term as one of six at-large members on the board, which manages the association.
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Gosselin named to AESS Board of Directors

Shulski, Birge to represent UNL at UArctic Congress 2016

Dr. Martha Shulski and Hannah Birge, of the School of Natural Resources, will represent the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at UArtic Congress 2016 this fall in St. Petersburg, Russia. UArctic is a cooperation of universities, colleges, research institutes and organizations dedicated to research and education in the far North. By pooling knowledge, infrastructure and resources, UArctic is better able to address the complex social-ecological needs of the region than any individual entity on its own.
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Shulski, Birge to represent UNL at UArctic Congress 2016

Shulski, Birge to represent UNL at UArctic Congress 2016

Dr. Martha Shulski and Hannah Birge, of the School of Natural Resources, will represent the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at UArtic Congress 2016 this fall in St. Petersburg, Russia. UArctic is a cooperation of universities, colleges, research institutes and organizations dedicated to research and education in the far North. By pooling knowledge, infrastructure and resources, UArctic is better able to address the complex social-ecological needs of the region than any individual entity on its own.
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Shulski, Birge to represent UNL at UArctic Congress 2016

Shulski, Birge to represent UNL at UArctic Congress 2016

Dr. Martha Shulski and Hannah Birge, of the School of Natural Resources, will represent the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at UArtic Congress 2016 this fall in St. Petersburg, Russia. UArctic is a cooperation of universities, colleges, research institutes and organizations dedicated to research and education in the far North. By pooling knowledge, infrastructure and resources, UArctic is better able to address the complex social-ecological needs of the region than any individual entity on its own.
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Shulski, Birge to represent UNL at UArctic Congress 2016

Cabela's helps fund student learning opportunities

Eight School of Natural Resources students are benefiting from Cabela's Experiential Learning apprenticeships this summer. More than $20,000 has been earmarked or distributed among them for their work in fisheries and wildlife fields. The students' work is taking them around the state and globe.
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Cabela's helps fund student learning opportunities

Videos from seminar on Climate Change available on SNR site

Don Wilhite, SNR professor of applied climate science, worked with Sen. Ken Haar's office to organize a seminar to familiarize senators on the science and implications of climate change on the state. View videos from the speakers at go.unl.edu/climatechangeseminar.
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Videos from seminar on Climate Change available on SNR site

Videos from seminar on Climate Change available on SNR site

Don Wilhite, SNR professor of applied climate science, worked with Sen. Ken Haar's office to organize a seminar to familiarize senators on the science and implications of climate change on the state. View videos from the speakers at go.unl.edu/climatechangeseminar.
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Videos from seminar on Climate Change available on SNR site

In age of Zika, bats a natural form of bug control

One natural method to combat pesky -- and potentially virus-carrying -- mosquitoes glides above us as night falls.
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In age of Zika, bats a natural form of bug control

Fossil books used in unique way for visually impaired students

A teenager sits with a piece of paper in his lap, his fingers reading the translated content of "Fossils on the Floor," by Bob Diffendal, emeritus professor in the survey division of SNR. The teenager is visually impaired, but he's seeing the fossils in the Nebraska Capitol floor mosaics.
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Fossil books used in unique way for visually impaired students

SNR represented strongly in series of podcasts by students

Five from the School of Natural Resources were featured for their climate change expertise in the student-produced Streaming Science podcasts, aired on soundcloud.com. They are: Martha Schulski, Larkin Powell, Kim Morrow, Crystal Stiles and Steve Hu.
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SNR represented strongly in series of podcasts by students

SNR represented strongly in series of podcasts by students

Five from the School of Natural Resources were featured for their climate change expertise in the student-produced Streaming Science podcasts, aired on soundcloud.com. They are: Martha Schulski, Larkin Powell, Kim Morrow, Crystal Stiles and Steve Hu.
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SNR represented strongly in series of podcasts by students

Shift to La Nina Likely in Late Summer or Earlier

It has been exceptionally wet since mid April with south central and southwest Nebraska receiving enough moisture to eliminate short-term dryness concerns that dominated the early February through mid-April period. Moisture data from NERain stations show that at least 253 stations recorded over 5 inches of moisture April 15-30. Arcadia, in Valley County in central Nebraska, had 10.3 inches, the highest two-week total, but it wasn't unusual: 38 locations recorded more than 8 inches of moisture.
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Shift to La Nina Likely in Late Summer or Earlier

Shift to La Nina Likely in Late Summer or Earlier

It has been exceptionally wet since mid April with south central and southwest Nebraska receiving enough moisture to eliminate short-term dryness concerns that dominated the early February through mid-April period. Moisture data from NERain stations show that at least 253 stations recorded over 5 inches of moisture April 15-30. Arcadia, in Valley County in central Nebraska, had 10.3 inches, the highest two-week total, but it wasn't unusual: 38 locations recorded more than 8 inches of moisture.
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Shift to La Nina Likely in Late Summer or Earlier

April showers expected to continue in spurts

A well forecasted spring storm system brought significant moisture to a substantial area of the southern and central High Plains this past week. National Doppler radar estimates (Figure 1) show the heaviest precipitation falling in the more arid regions of the High Plains. Amazingly, little significant flooding was reported across the central Plains as the moisture fell over several days, allowing soils to soak up the moisture like a sponge.
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April showers expected to continue in spurts

April showers expected to continue in spurts

A well forecasted spring storm system brought significant moisture to a substantial area of the southern and central High Plains this past week. National Doppler radar estimates (Figure 1) show the heaviest precipitation falling in the more arid regions of the High Plains. Amazingly, little significant flooding was reported across the central Plains as the moisture fell over several days, allowing soils to soak up the moisture like a sponge.
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April showers expected to continue in spurts

Greene to talk conservation ecology at SNR

Dr. Harry W. Greene, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Cornell University, will give two presentations on biodiversity and conservation ecology Saturday, April 30, at 107 Hardin Hall. Greene will present and discuss "Teaching Biodiversity & the Tree of Life" from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Hardin Hall 107. The speech is open to students, faculty and The Amphibian Group, an interagency and inter-university organization. He also will present "Pleistocene rewilding: Lions in the den of Daniels?" at 7 p.m. that Saturday. The event is free and open to the public.
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Greene to talk conservation ecology at SNR

Climate Change Implications for Nebraska

Understanding and Assessing Climate Change: Implications for Nebraska documents many of the key challenges that Nebraska will face as a result of climate change. Commentaries from experts on Nebraska's water resources, energy supply and use, agriculture, forests, health, ecosystems, urban systems and rural communities, and infrastructure and vulnerabilities raise serious concerns about the impacts of projected changes in climate, but they also provide a starting point for discussions about the actions that we can take to overcome these challenges.
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Climate Change Implications for Nebraska

Forecast: More Storms, Moisture on Track for Nebraska

After an exceptionally warm and dry start to March, a powerful storm system moving across the country dropped significant snowfall accumulations from eastern Colorado through northern Michigan mid-week. Heavy snow accumulations were reported in Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. On the southern side of the storm, severe weather was reported in southeastern Nebraska, southern Iowa, and northern Missouri.
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Forecast: More Storms, Moisture on Track for Nebraska

Forecast: More Storms, Moisture on Track for Nebraska

After an exceptionally warm and dry start to March, a powerful storm system moving across the country dropped significant snowfall accumulations from eastern Colorado through northern Michigan mid-week. Heavy snow accumulations were reported in Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. On the southern side of the storm, severe weather was reported in southeastern Nebraska, southern Iowa, and northern Missouri.
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Forecast: More Storms, Moisture on Track for Nebraska

UNL researcher applies expertise in aquifer recharge to arid regions

University of Nebraska-Lincoln hydrogeologist and Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow Vitaly Zlotnik has led efforts at UNL to develop solutions to complex water issues in the Middle East. He provided a keynote address at the 2016 International Water Conference in Oman March 13.
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UNL researcher applies expertise in aquifer recharge to arid regions

Ogallala Aquifer is focus of new USDA-funded research project

UNL researchers are part of a new USDA-funded project designed to address water challenges in the Ogallala Aquifer region. Data collected will be used to develop crop management and irrigation technologies to help maintain aquifer health.
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Ogallala Aquifer is focus of new USDA-funded research project

New Report Details Impact of Changing Arctic on Central U.S. Agriculture and Water Resources

Earlier snowmelt, decreasing soil moisture, decreased corn yields, increasing extreme precipitation events-- these are some of the weather effects currently observed in the central United States that might well have their origin in the rapidly warming Arctic.
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New Report Details Impact of Changing Arctic on Central U.S. Agriculture and Water Resources

New Report Details Impact of Changing Arctic on Central U.S. Agriculture and Water Resources

Earlier snowmelt, decreasing soil moisture, decreased corn yields, increasing extreme precipitation events-- these are some of the weather effects currently observed in the central United States that might well have their origin in the rapidly warming Arctic.
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New Report Details Impact of Changing Arctic on Central U.S. Agriculture and Water Resources

Has spring arrived early on the Great Plains?

With spring on nearly everyone's minds, some of UNL's climate and horticulture experts offered some thoughts about the recent warm(er) weather.
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Has spring arrived early on the Great Plains?

Has spring arrived early on the Great Plains?

With spring on nearly everyone's minds, some of UNL's climate and horticulture experts offered some thoughts about the recent warm(er) weather.
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Has spring arrived early on the Great Plains?

Cooler Temperature Swing Likely in Second Half of March

Well above normal temperatures continue to dominate the western two-thirds of the United States, a trend that has been in place since our Groundhog Day blizzard event. The strongest warmth has been felt over the past two weeks with daily temperatures as much as 25 degrees Fahrenheit above normal.
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Cooler Temperature Swing Likely in Second Half of March

Cooler Temperature Swing Likely in Second Half of March

Well above normal temperatures continue to dominate the western two-thirds of the United States, a trend that has been in place since our Groundhog Day blizzard event. The strongest warmth has been felt over the past two weeks with daily temperatures as much as 25 degrees Fahrenheit above normal.
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Cooler Temperature Swing Likely in Second Half of March

What Weather and Climate Information Do You Need?

How can you use climate information to aid crop production? Perhaps in irrigation management? Freeze projections? Fertilizer & herbicide application timing? Pest forecasts? What are you using and what tools do you need?
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What Weather and Climate Information Do You Need?

What Weather and Climate Information Do You Need?

How can you use climate information to aid crop production? Perhaps in irrigation management? Freeze projections? Fertilizer & herbicide application timing? Pest forecasts? What are you using and what tools do you need?
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What Weather and Climate Information Do You Need?

Nebraska Ag Climate Update for March 2016

View soil moisture and soil temperature maps as well as outlook maps for the next 30 days.
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Nebraska Ag Climate Update for March 2016

Nebraska Ag Climate Update for March 2016

View soil moisture and soil temperature maps as well as outlook maps for the next 30 days.
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Nebraska Ag Climate Update for March 2016

HPRCC Becomes a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

In early February, the High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC) became an ambassador for the Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) program
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HPRCC Becomes a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

HPRCC Becomes a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

In early February, the High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC) became an ambassador for the Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) program
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HPRCC Becomes a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador

March 2016 Weather Forecast: a Lion on the Plains

Expect a stormy start to spring and an El Nino likely to stay through summer.
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March 2016 Weather Forecast: a Lion on the Plains

March 2016 Weather Forecast: a Lion on the Plains

Expect a stormy start to spring and an El Nino likely to stay through summer.
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March 2016 Weather Forecast: a Lion on the Plains

Platte River - High Plains Aquifer (PR-HPA) Long-Term Agroecosystem Network (LTAR)

The Long-term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) network, is an ARS-USDA effort that focuses on conducting research that addresses current and emerging issues in agriculture related to sustainability and profitability of agroecosystems in the face of climate change and population growth.
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Platte River - High Plains Aquifer (PR-HPA) Long-Term Agroecosystem Network (LTAR)

Research in Vegetation Cover Change and Invasive Woody Species

Vegetation cover in NE's riparian areas and grasslands and the resulting ecosystem processes are changing at an unprecedented rate, this change is attributed in part to encroachment of the native woody species Juniperus virginiana or eastern redcedar into these areas.
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Research in Vegetation Cover Change and Invasive Woody Species

Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake in Oklahoma felt in Nebraska and surrounding states

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck in Oklahoma on February 13, 2016 at 11:07:06 am local time. The earthquake was centered near Fairview in northwestern Oklahoma. Reports indicate it was also felt in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico and Texas.
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Magnitude 5.1 Earthquake in Oklahoma felt in Nebraska and surrounding states

Experts point to humans' role in drought

Droughts aren't just a natural phenomenon. Humans' land and water use patterns affect how dry spells play out, according to an article by an international group of experts released Feb. 2, 2016, in Nature Geoscience.
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Experts point to humans' role in drought

Experts point to humans' role in drought

Droughts aren't just a natural phenomenon. Humans' land and water use patterns affect how dry spells play out, according to an article by an international group of experts released Feb. 2, 2016, in Nature Geoscience.
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Experts point to humans' role in drought

Nebraska Ag Climate Update and Forecast - February 5, 2016

February started with a winter storm for the record books for many locations in Nebraska. Portions of southern, central, and northeastern Nebraska saw snow amounts well above 12-15 inches accompanied by strong winds with gusts over 45 mph. This led to closure of roads, schools, and businesses, as well as a lot of hard work for individuals caring for animals or calving cows.
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Nebraska Ag Climate Update and Forecast - February 5, 2016

Nebraska Ag Climate Update and Forecast - February 5, 2016

February started with a winter storm for the record books for many locations in Nebraska. Portions of southern, central, and northeastern Nebraska saw snow amounts well above 12-15 inches accompanied by strong winds with gusts over 45 mph. This led to closure of roads, schools, and businesses, as well as a lot of hard work for individuals caring for animals or calving cows.
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Nebraska Ag Climate Update and Forecast - February 5, 2016

Nebraska Climate Centers Train Tribes on Climate Data

In the last decade, drought hit the Wind River Reservation in west-central Wyoming hard. The tribes that live there: the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone, depend almost entirely on snowpack for their water supply. And even that often isn't enough.
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Nebraska Climate Centers Train Tribes on Climate Data

Nebraska Climate Centers Train Tribes on Climate Data

In the last decade, drought hit the Wind River Reservation in west-central Wyoming hard. The tribes that live there: the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone, depend almost entirely on snowpack for their water supply. And even that often isn't enough.
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Nebraska Climate Centers Train Tribes on Climate Data

Nebraska Climate Centers Train Tribes on Climate Data

In the last decade, drought hit the Wind River Reservation in west-central Wyoming hard. The tribes that live there: the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone, depend almost entirely on snowpack for their water supply. And even that often isn't enough.
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Nebraska Climate Centers Train Tribes on Climate Data

UNL report: Nebraska must be proactive with climate action plan

The report shares the findings from eight roundtable discussions on the implications of climate change, hosted last fall by the School of Natural Resources.
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UNL report: Nebraska must be proactive with climate action plan

UNL report: Nebraska must be proactive with climate action plan

The report shares the findings from eight roundtable discussions on the implications of climate change, hosted last fall by the School of Natural Resources.
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UNL report: Nebraska must be proactive with climate action plan

Report reveals rises in groundwater levels following multiple years of decline

The 2015 Nebraska Statewide Groundwater-Level Monitoring Report reveals that much of the state is beginning to recover from the 2012-2013 drought.
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Report reveals rises in groundwater levels following multiple years of decline

El Nino Is Here, So Why Is California Still in Drought?

A parade of El Nino-fueled storms has marched over California in the last few weeks, bringing bouts of much needed rain and snow to the parched state. But maps of drought conditions there have barely budged, with nearly two-thirds of the state still in the worst two categories of drought. So what gives?
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El Nino Is Here, So Why Is California Still in Drought?

El Nino Is Here, So Why Is California Still in Drought?

A parade of El Nino-fueled storms has marched over California in the last few weeks, bringing bouts of much needed rain and snow to the parched state. But maps of drought conditions there have barely budged, with nearly two-thirds of the state still in the worst two categories of drought. So what gives?
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El Nino Is Here, So Why Is California Still in Drought?

Dewey: Storm could bring heavy snow, rain or nothing at all

Awareness is key as weather system takes shape. A weak weather disturbance blowing across the Pacific might build into the next major snow event for eastern Nebraska — or it could usher in nothing more than a cloudy, gray Midwestern winter day.
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Dewey: Storm could bring heavy snow, rain or nothing at all

Dewey: Storm could bring heavy snow, rain or nothing at all

Awareness is key as weather system takes shape. A weak weather disturbance blowing across the Pacific might build into the next major snow event for eastern Nebraska — or it could usher in nothing more than a cloudy, gray Midwestern winter day.
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Dewey: Storm could bring heavy snow, rain or nothing at all

Restoring Prairie on the Great Plains

Where Nebraska was once covered by grassland, most of the land is now used for agriculture. The loss of prairie causes problems for native species and on marginal land it can create issues with erosion and water quality. Conservationists are working to rebuild parts of the prairie in the Midwest
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Restoring Prairie on the Great Plains

Science, agriculture literacy focus of $100,000 gift from Farm Credit Services of America to UNL

To help more Nebraska students of all ages have an understanding of science and agriculture, Farm Credit Services of America has given $100,000 to bolster the Science Literacy Initiative at UNL
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Science, agriculture literacy focus of $100,000 gift from Farm Credit Services of America to UNL

Science, agriculture literacy focus of $100,000 gift from Farm Credit Services of America to UNL

To help more Nebraska students of all ages have an understanding of science and agriculture, Farm Credit Services of America has given $100,000 to bolster the Science Literacy Initiative at UNL
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Science, agriculture literacy focus of $100,000 gift from Farm Credit Services of America to UNL

Researchers turn to students in quest for elusive species

Although the swift fox once occupied nearly two-thirds of Nebraska, the at-risk species is now estimated to occupy just 20 to 25 percent of their historic range. Until recently, other than anecdotal information, little was known about the precise location of swift fox populations in Nebraska.
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Researchers turn to students in quest for elusive species

Nebraska Ag Climate Update - Jan 8, 2016

This past month, we again saw above normal tempera- tures for most of the state, making it the fourth straight month that warm temperatures dominated. Even though we ended the month with cold, snowy weather, most of the month provided much above normal temperatures and record rainfall in southeast Nebraska.
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Nebraska Ag Climate Update - Jan 8, 2016

Nebraska Ag Climate Update - Jan 8, 2016

This past month, we again saw above normal tempera- tures for most of the state, making it the fourth straight month that warm temperatures dominated. Even though we ended the month with cold, snowy weather, most of the month provided much above normal temperatures and record rainfall in southeast Nebraska.
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Nebraska Ag Climate Update - Jan 8, 2016

'The Fishes of Nebraska' explores history, current state of NE fishes

"The book is an important contribution to scientific literature, as the state of Nebraska has never had a natural history text covering this faunal group," said lead author Bob Hrabik.
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'The Fishes of Nebraska' explores history, current state of NE fishes

IANR establishes Nebraska State Climate Office

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has established the Nebraska State Climate Office within the UNL School of Natural Resources. The office will serve as the primary source of climate information for Nebraska.
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IANR establishes Nebraska State Climate Office

IANR establishes Nebraska State Climate Office

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has established the Nebraska State Climate Office within the UNL School of Natural Resources. The office will serve as the primary source of climate information for Nebraska.
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IANR establishes Nebraska State Climate Office

El Nino-fueled storms will put dent in California drought

The rain and snow hitting California this week - partly fueled by an El Nino now tied with the strongest on record- will put a dent in the state's 5-year-old drought, but there's a catch.
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El Nino-fueled storms will put dent in California drought

El Nino-fueled storms will put dent in California drought

The rain and snow hitting California this week - partly fueled by an El Nino now tied with the strongest on record- will put a dent in the state's 5-year-old drought, but there's a catch.
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El Nino-fueled storms will put dent in California drought

Current El Nino Runs Counter to the Norm

During the past 30 days an aggressive precipitation pattern has taken shape across Nebraska and most of the High Plains region from North Dakota south through Texas. Although a strong El Nino event is currently reaching its peak and is projected to weaken through spring, precipitation patterns across the United States have not conformed to typical El Nino signals.
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Current El Nino Runs Counter to the Norm

Current El Nino Runs Counter to the Norm

During the past 30 days an aggressive precipitation pattern has taken shape across Nebraska and most of the High Plains region from North Dakota south through Texas. Although a strong El Nino event is currently reaching its peak and is projected to weaken through spring, precipitation patterns across the United States have not conformed to typical El Nino signals.
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Current El Nino Runs Counter to the Norm

Researchers aim to advance NE groundwater knowledge, expertise

As groundwater becomes an increasingly hot topic in Nebraska, UNL's School of Natural Resources is poising itself to be at the forefront of groundwater research and analysis.
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Researchers aim to advance NE groundwater knowledge, expertise

Student Spotlight: Margaret Davenport

Seeing the world has always been a dream for Margaret Davenport. "Ever since I was little, I've enjoyed reading atlases," she said. "I truly enjoyed sitting down and looking at maps for hours on end." That excitement for exploration led Davenport to study geography at SNR.
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Student Spotlight: Margaret Davenport

Student Spotlight: Margaret Davenport

Seeing the world has always been a dream for Margaret Davenport. "Ever since I was little, I've enjoyed reading atlases," she said. "I truly enjoyed sitting down and looking at maps for hours on end." That excitement for exploration led Davenport to study geography at SNR.
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Student Spotlight: Margaret Davenport

Nebraska Ag Climate Update - Dec 4, 2015

The month of November turned out to be the third month in a row with above normal temperatures for Nebraska. This summer provided mostly below normal temperatures and we have been primarily experiencing above normal temperatures in the Midwest since Labor Day; however, November has been the only month where almost all of Nebraska saw normal to above normal precipitation. These warm temperatures allowed most of the Nebraska precipitation to fall as rain, which is uncommon for November.
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Nebraska Ag Climate Update - Dec 4, 2015

Nebraska Ag Climate Update - Dec 4, 2015

The month of November turned out to be the third month in a row with above normal temperatures for Nebraska. This summer provided mostly below normal temperatures and we have been primarily experiencing above normal temperatures in the Midwest since Labor Day; however, November has been the only month where almost all of Nebraska saw normal to above normal precipitation. These warm temperatures allowed most of the Nebraska precipitation to fall as rain, which is uncommon for November.
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Nebraska Ag Climate Update - Dec 4, 2015

New issue of Great Plains Research focuses on climate change

According to projected climate changes, Nebraska will see an increase in extreme events such as drought, heat waves and heavy precipitation in the future. Understanding how to address these problems now is vital not only for the future of Nebraska, but for the future of the Great Plains.
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New issue of Great Plains Research focuses on climate change

New issue of Great Plains Research focuses on climate change

According to projected climate changes, Nebraska will see an increase in extreme events such as drought, heat waves and heavy precipitation in the future. Understanding how to address these problems now is vital not only for the future of Nebraska, but for the future of the Great Plains.
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New issue of Great Plains Research focuses on climate change

How Will this El Nino Affect Nebraska and the Plains?

The current El Nino event unfolding before our eyes has been well forecast for nearly six months and will likely lead to above normal temperatures this winter for the northern half of the continental U.S.
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How Will this El Nino Affect Nebraska and the Plains?

How Will this El Nino Affect Nebraska and the Plains?

The current El Nino event unfolding before our eyes has been well forecast for nearly six months and will likely lead to above normal temperatures this winter for the northern half of the continental U.S.
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How Will this El Nino Affect Nebraska and the Plains?

Nebraska Ag Climate Update - Nov 6, 2015

Warm temperatures last month, and most of this fall, made for a very pleasant start to the season. Temperatures were slightly above normal for the eastern Corn Belt and much above normal for the western and northern plain.
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Nebraska Ag Climate Update - Nov 6, 2015

Nebraska Ag Climate Update - Nov 6, 2015

Warm temperatures last month, and most of this fall, made for a very pleasant start to the season. Temperatures were slightly above normal for the eastern Corn Belt and much above normal for the western and northern plain.
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Nebraska Ag Climate Update - Nov 6, 2015

Selleck RA reaches out, connects with international students

When Jacob Lambert isn't attending meetings for the Geography Student Organization, the Arabic Student Organization, ASUN or his Kappa Sigma fraternity, he's a resident assistant at Selleck Residence Hall. The sophomore global studies, political science and geography major is involved in over 10 different organizations and clubs on campus. Last summer Lambert interned at Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Lincoln.
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Selleck RA reaches out, connects with international students

Selleck RA reaches out, connects with international students

When Jacob Lambert isn't attending meetings for the Geography Student Organization, the Arabic Student Organization, ASUN or his Kappa Sigma fraternity, he's a resident assistant at Selleck Residence Hall. The sophomore global studies, political science and geography major is involved in over 10 different organizations and clubs on campus. Last summer Lambert interned at Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Lincoln.
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Selleck RA reaches out, connects with international students

UNL researchers contribute to award-winning effort to bring climate info to farmers

Useful to Usable, a multi-institution effort led by Purdue that includes several UNL researchers, earned the National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Award for mission integration, presented Oct. 22 in Washington, D.C.
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UNL researchers contribute to award-winning effort to bring climate info to farmers

UNL researchers contribute to award-winning effort to bring climate info to farmers

Useful to Usable, a multi-institution effort led by Purdue that includes several UNL researchers, earned the National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Award for mission integration, presented Oct. 22 in Washington, D.C.
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UNL researchers contribute to award-winning effort to bring climate info to farmers

Workshop to address implications of Arctic climate change on central U.S.

The workshop will provide a framework for future research, planning decisions and the identification of possible adaptation and mitigation measures, said Don Wilhite, professor and climatologist in UNL's School of Natural Resources.
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Workshop to address implications of Arctic climate change on central U.S.

Workshop to address implications of Arctic climate change on central U.S.

The workshop will provide a framework for future research, planning decisions and the identification of possible adaptation and mitigation measures, said Don Wilhite, professor and climatologist in UNL's School of Natural Resources.
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Workshop to address implications of Arctic climate change on central U.S.

Zygielbaum readies remote sensing for spotlight in sorghum biofuel project

Zygielbaum will use remote sensing techniques developed by UNL's Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies, in addition to techniques developed elsewhere, to estimate phenotypic characteristics of plants such as the biomass, amount of pigments and amount of water in the leaves.
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Zygielbaum readies remote sensing for spotlight in sorghum biofuel project

Zygielbaum readies remote sensing for spotlight in sorghum biofuel project

Zygielbaum will use remote sensing techniques developed by UNL's Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies, in addition to techniques developed elsewhere, to estimate phenotypic characteristics of plants such as the biomass, amount of pigments and amount of water in the leaves.
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Zygielbaum readies remote sensing for spotlight in sorghum biofuel project

Conservation and Survey celebrates drilling first test hole of its kind

The Nebraska statewide test hole database contains information on approximately 5,500 test holes that have been drilled since 1930. These test holes provide researchers with valuable geologic and hydrogeologic data.
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Conservation and Survey celebrates drilling first test hole of its kind

Implications of a Changing Arctic on the Water Resources and Agriculture in the Central U.S

A workshop, Implications of a Changing Arctic on the Water Resources and Agriculture in the Central U.S., was held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, November 10-12, 2015. The focus of this workshop was on how the significant climatic and environmental changes being observed in the Arctic may be affecting changes in mid-latitude weather and the implications of these changes on the frequency of extreme weather and climate events (e.g., severe weather, droughts, floods, heat waves) in the Central U.S. Given the importance of the region as a breadbasket of the world, the goal of the workshop was to explore how these changing weather patterns may affect agriculture, water resources and other sectors in the region.
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Implications of a Changing Arctic on the Water Resources and Agriculture in the Central U.S

Beginner's luck nets UNL student ancient find -- a new species

Three or four days into her first fossil hunt, Carissa Raymond came across a row of small black teeth protruding from the ground in New Mexico's San Juan Basin. The then-sophomore enjoyed it and signed up to do fieldwork with UNL paleontologist Ross Secord and two other undergrads that summer. Before they went out in the field that May, Raymond recalled, Secord and the other team leaders showed the crew some teeth and jaw specimens.
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Beginner's luck nets UNL student ancient find -- a new species

Beginner's luck nets UNL student ancient find -- a new species

Three or four days into her first fossil hunt, Carissa Raymond came across a row of small black teeth protruding from the ground in New Mexico's San Juan Basin. The then-sophomore enjoyed it and signed up to do fieldwork with UNL paleontologist Ross Secord and two other undergrads that summer. Before they went out in the field that May, Raymond recalled, Secord and the other team leaders showed the crew some teeth and jaw specimens.
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Beginner's luck nets UNL student ancient find -- a new species

Poll: Rural Nebraskans ready to act on climate change

Many rural Nebraskans are concerned about potential weather problems in their area and most believe the state should develop a plan for adapting to climate change to reduce its impact on agriculture, communities and natural resources, the Nebraska Rural Poll shows.
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Poll: Rural Nebraskans ready to act on climate change

Poll: Rural Nebraskans ready to act on climate change

Many rural Nebraskans are concerned about potential weather problems in their area and most believe the state should develop a plan for adapting to climate change to reduce its impact on agriculture, communities and natural resources, the Nebraska Rural Poll shows.
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Poll: Rural Nebraskans ready to act on climate change

'Where Are They Now?' featuring SNR alum Ron Block

In 1976, Ron Block left the East Coast to pursue his graduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Block studied physical geography and climatology. Among his advisers were Merlin Lawson, Norman Rosenberg and a newly hired Ken Dewey.
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'Where Are They Now?' featuring SNR alum Ron Block

'Where Are They Now?' featuring SNR alum Ron Block

In 1976, Ron Block left the East Coast to pursue his graduate studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Block studied physical geography and climatology. Among his advisers were Merlin Lawson, Norman Rosenberg and a newly hired Ken Dewey.
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'Where Are They Now?' featuring SNR alum Ron Block

Rains Forecast Over Next 10 Days

Weather models indicate numerous opportunities for measurable precipitation during the next 10 days as several strong upper atmospheric troughs move across the northern Plains.
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Rains Forecast Over Next 10 Days

Rains Forecast Over Next 10 Days

Weather models indicate numerous opportunities for measurable precipitation during the next 10 days as several strong upper atmospheric troughs move across the northern Plains.
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Rains Forecast Over Next 10 Days

Soil Moisture Update - August 3, 2015

The eastern quarter of the state (i.e., east of Highway 81) is generally sufficiently moist with all sites reporting a soil moisture index (SMI) above 0.0, indicating some surplus soil water. West of Highway 81 conditions look much worse.
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Soil Moisture Update - August 3, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - August 3, 2015

The eastern quarter of the state (i.e., east of Highway 81) is generally sufficiently moist with all sites reporting a soil moisture index (SMI) above 0.0, indicating some surplus soil water. West of Highway 81 conditions look much worse.
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Soil Moisture Update - August 3, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - July 27, 2015

It took until the end of July, but we finally have a report where the statewide SMI is below 0.0. Drier conditions in recent weeks combined with periodic spells of hot weather have led to declines in soil moisture across the state
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Soil Moisture Update - July 27, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - July 27, 2015

It took until the end of July, but we finally have a report where the statewide SMI is below 0.0. Drier conditions in recent weeks combined with periodic spells of hot weather have led to declines in soil moisture across the state
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Soil Moisture Update - July 27, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - July 13, 2015

Precipitation over the past week mostly defied the projections as the areas with the most precipitation and largest soil moisture improvements were generally over the northern third of the state. Other sites in the northwest, north central, and northeast also had slight to modest improvements with the combination of precipitation and cooler temperatures through much of the week.
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Soil Moisture Update - July 13, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - July 13, 2015

Precipitation over the past week mostly defied the projections as the areas with the most precipitation and largest soil moisture improvements were generally over the northern third of the state. Other sites in the northwest, north central, and northeast also had slight to modest improvements with the combination of precipitation and cooler temperatures through much of the week.
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Soil Moisture Update - July 13, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - July 6, 2015

The latest soil moisture index maps reveal soils are continuing to dry across most of the state and 12 sites are now below a soil moisture index of 0.0. However, the SMI is relatively close to 0.0 at most sites and would be brought above the 50% mark with one decent rain.
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Soil Moisture Update - July 6, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - July 6, 2015

The latest soil moisture index maps reveal soils are continuing to dry across most of the state and 12 sites are now below a soil moisture index of 0.0. However, the SMI is relatively close to 0.0 at most sites and would be brought above the 50% mark with one decent rain.
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Soil Moisture Update - July 6, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - June 29, 2015

For the first time this year, most locations in the state saw under an inch of precipitation and several locations saw no precipitation in the last week. The dry week is evident in the latest SMI map as there are now five stations across the state with an SMI below 0.0. Last week there were two and there were none the week before that. Several others, particularly in the Panhandle and southwest, will join the list next week if precipitation doesn't materialize.
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Soil Moisture Update - June 29, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - June 29, 2015

For the first time this year, most locations in the state saw under an inch of precipitation and several locations saw no precipitation in the last week. The dry week is evident in the latest SMI map as there are now five stations across the state with an SMI below 0.0. Last week there were two and there were none the week before that. Several others, particularly in the Panhandle and southwest, will join the list next week if precipitation doesn't materialize.
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Soil Moisture Update - June 29, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - June 22, 2015

Conditions remain quite moist statewide, with all crop reporting districts having an average soil moisture index (SMI) of well above 0.0 - the break-even point for soil moisture. Three districts (East Central, South Central, and Southeast) have an average SMI above 4.0.
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Soil Moisture Update - June 22, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - June 22, 2015

Conditions remain quite moist statewide, with all crop reporting districts having an average soil moisture index (SMI) of well above 0.0 - the break-even point for soil moisture. Three districts (East Central, South Central, and Southeast) have an average SMI above 4.0.
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Soil Moisture Update - June 22, 2015

How Solar Radiation, GDDs Compare with Normals

A preliminary analysis of solar radiation values from the High Plains Regional Climate Center's automated station network supports the notion that sunshine has been below normal the past six weeks. Every station in the network shows below normal solar radiation for the periods May 1-June 16 and May 15-June 16. Since June 1, solar radiation values have begun to push closer to normal, but continue to be well below normal across southeast Nebraska.
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How Solar Radiation, GDDs Compare with Normals

How Solar Radiation, GDDs Compare with Normals

A preliminary analysis of solar radiation values from the High Plains Regional Climate Center's automated station network supports the notion that sunshine has been below normal the past six weeks. Every station in the network shows below normal solar radiation for the periods May 1-June 16 and May 15-June 16. Since June 1, solar radiation values have begun to push closer to normal, but continue to be well below normal across southeast Nebraska.
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How Solar Radiation, GDDs Compare with Normals

Soil Moisture Update - June 8, 2015

It was another wet week for most of Nebraska, with most locations picking up more than an inch of rain. Many areas of south central and southeastern Nebraska picked up over 4 inches, with flash flooding an issue in some spots.
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Soil Moisture Update - June 8, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - June 8, 2015

It was another wet week for most of Nebraska, with most locations picking up more than an inch of rain. Many areas of south central and southeastern Nebraska picked up over 4 inches, with flash flooding an issue in some spots.
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Soil Moisture Update - June 8, 2015

June 5, 2015 Weather Recap and Forecast

As we move into the heart of the growing season, excessive moisture and cool conditions during May have led to planting delays, especially across the southern third of Nebraska and in the Panhandle.
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June 5, 2015 Weather Recap and Forecast

June 5, 2015 Weather Recap and Forecast

As we move into the heart of the growing season, excessive moisture and cool conditions during May have led to planting delays, especially across the southern third of Nebraska and in the Panhandle.
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June 5, 2015 Weather Recap and Forecast

Western Nebraska Soil Moisture Profile Still Full - June 2, 2015

There were few changes to the map in the last week with the dry areas remaining dry and the moist areas remaining moist to reaching near saturation levels. Here's a quick roundup by region
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Western Nebraska Soil Moisture Profile Still Full - June 2, 2015

Western Nebraska Soil Moisture Profile Still Full - June 2, 2015

There were few changes to the map in the last week with the dry areas remaining dry and the moist areas remaining moist to reaching near saturation levels. Here's a quick roundup by region
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Western Nebraska Soil Moisture Profile Still Full - June 2, 2015

Human trafficking course explores understudied problem

Human trafficking is often hidden, out of view in communities both big and small. But thanks to a new class offering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln students are learning how common this crime is - even in the Great Plains.
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Human trafficking course explores understudied problem

Human trafficking course explores understudied problem

Human trafficking is often hidden, out of view in communities both big and small. But thanks to a new class offering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln students are learning how common this crime is - even in the Great Plains.
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Human trafficking course explores understudied problem

Soil Moisture Update - May 26, 2015

It was another wet cool week for most of the state, especially western Nebraska where 1-3 inch precipitation totals were widespread. Soil Moisture Index (SMI) values are now over 5.0 for much of this region, indicating the top 2 feet of the soil profile is at or nearing saturation.
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Soil Moisture Update - May 26, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - May 26, 2015

It was another wet cool week for most of the state, especially western Nebraska where 1-3 inch precipitation totals were widespread. Soil Moisture Index (SMI) values are now over 5.0 for much of this region, indicating the top 2 feet of the soil profile is at or nearing saturation.
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Soil Moisture Update - May 26, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - May 18, 2015

After another relatively wet week, soil moisture is still plentiful across most of the state, though most areas are not as waterlogged as a week ago.
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Soil Moisture Update - May 18, 2015

Soil Moisture Update - May 18, 2015

After another relatively wet week, soil moisture is still plentiful across most of the state, though most areas are not as waterlogged as a week ago.
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Soil Moisture Update - May 18, 2015

Spring Freeze Climatology Update and Forecast

Now that we are only days away from the mid-way point of the 2015 spring season, we can focus on when to expect that last freeze.
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Spring Freeze Climatology Update and Forecast

Spring Freeze Climatology Update and Forecast

Now that we are only days away from the mid-way point of the 2015 spring season, we can focus on when to expect that last freeze.
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Spring Freeze Climatology Update and Forecast

April 24, 2015 Weather Recap and Forecast

While Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas saw the most severe weather from last week's storms, many areas of Nebraska saw storm precipitation totals over 2 inches, particularly in the western two-thirds of the state.
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April 24, 2015 Weather Recap and Forecast

April 24, 2015 Weather Recap and Forecast

While Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas saw the most severe weather from last week's storms, many areas of Nebraska saw storm precipitation totals over 2 inches, particularly in the western two-thirds of the state.
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April 24, 2015 Weather Recap and Forecast

New website aims to educate public about NE herpetology

You don't have to like snakes to appreciate them -- at least that's what Dennis Ferraro says. "My main function is to instill appreciation and awareness," Ferraro said. "You can identify something that can't hurt you and how to stay away from what can hurt you."
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New website aims to educate public about NE herpetology

Gamma Theta Upsilon inducts new members

Gamma Theta Upsilon, the geography honorary society, inducted new student members at a ceremony on April 10 in Hardin Hall.
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Gamma Theta Upsilon inducts new members

Gamma Theta Upsilon inducts new members

Gamma Theta Upsilon, the geography honorary society, inducted new student members at a ceremony on April 10 in Hardin Hall.
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Gamma Theta Upsilon inducts new members

Carbon Science and Modeling Program

Current research at the Carbon Sequestration sites involves a second generation biofuel biomass removal project. We are examining the impact of removing biomass on the carbon sequestration of irrigated maize-based agroecosystems. We are also examining biophysical factors that control interannual variability of the carbon exchange components (gross primary, production, ecosystem respiration, and net ecosystem exchange).
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Carbon Science and Modeling Program

Research explores ag advisers' ability to communicate climate info

A team of researchers led by UNL's Tonya Haigh have determined that relatively little is known about the readiness of different types of agricultural advisers to use weather and climate information to help their clients manage risk under increasing climate uncertainty.
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Research explores ag advisers' ability to communicate climate info

Research explores ag advisers' ability to communicate climate info

A team of researchers led by UNL's Tonya Haigh have determined that relatively little is known about the readiness of different types of agricultural advisers to use weather and climate information to help their clients manage risk under increasing climate uncertainty.
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Research explores ag advisers' ability to communicate climate info

Research explores ag advisers' ability to communicate climate info

A team of researchers led by UNL's Tonya Haigh have determined that relatively little is known about the readiness of different types of agricultural advisers to use weather and climate information to help their clients manage risk under increasing climate uncertainty.
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Research explores ag advisers' ability to communicate climate info

Archer uses geography to examine 2012 election

"I've been writing about elections for 35 years," said Archer, professor of geography. "Before I became a geographer, my undergraduate degree was in political science, so I had a little bit of background from that."
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Archer uses geography to examine 2012 election

Archer uses geography to examine 2012 election

"I've been writing about elections for 35 years," said Archer, professor of geography. "Before I became a geographer, my undergraduate degree was in political science, so I had a little bit of background from that."
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Archer uses geography to examine 2012 election

GIS students partner with Community Crops to identify potential garden sites

The students of Ruopu Li's "Introduction to Geographic Information Systems" course (GEOG/NRES 412/812) recently took their knowledge from the textbook to the garden -- the community garden, that is.
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GIS students partner with Community Crops to identify potential garden sites

GIS students partner with Community Crops to identify potential garden sites

The students of Ruopu Li's "Introduction to Geographic Information Systems" course (GEOG/NRES 412/812) recently took their knowledge from the textbook to the garden -- the community garden, that is.
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GIS students partner with Community Crops to identify potential garden sites

GIS students partner with Community Crops to identify potential garden sites

The students of Ruopu Li's "Introduction to Geographic Information Systems" course (GEOG/NRES 412/812) recently took their knowledge from the textbook to the garden -- the community garden, that is.
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GIS students partner with Community Crops to identify potential garden sites

Buller to discuss human trafficking in Great Plains

Modern-day slavery in the Great Plains? Law enforcement and assorted non-governmental organizations have long understood that human, especially sex, trafficking is alive and well in the region. Yet, neither law enforcement nor NGOs have a clear, big-picture understanding of the local human trafficking geographies.
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Buller to discuss human trafficking in Great Plains

Buller to discuss human trafficking in Great Plains

Modern-day slavery in the Great Plains? Law enforcement and assorted non-governmental organizations have long understood that human, especially sex, trafficking is alive and well in the region. Yet, neither law enforcement nor NGOs have a clear, big-picture understanding of the local human trafficking geographies.
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Buller to discuss human trafficking in Great Plains

NE Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit celebrates 10 years

The Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit will celebrate its tenth anniversary on Sept. 30. The unit conducts natural resource management-related research, which currently focuses on the role that diversity plays in providing ecological functions.
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NE Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit celebrates 10 years

Student Spotlight: Derrick Meier

"I spent a year at UNL taking different general classes trying to figure out what to major in," he said. "I think I came across a brochure in Hardin Hall about geography, so I signed up for human geography. After about a week, I knew that geography was what I wanted to study - I loved it."
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Student Spotlight: Derrick Meier

Student Spotlight: Derrick Meier

"I spent a year at UNL taking different general classes trying to figure out what to major in," he said. "I think I came across a brochure in Hardin Hall about geography, so I signed up for human geography. After about a week, I knew that geography was what I wanted to study - I loved it."
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Student Spotlight: Derrick Meier

Geography students paint U.S. map at local school

Eight members of UNL's Geography Student Organization ended the academic year in a colorful way - literally - by painting a playground map of the United States for Scribner-Snyder Community Schools.
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Geography students paint U.S. map at local school

Geography students paint U.S. map at local school

Eight members of UNL's Geography Student Organization ended the academic year in a colorful way - literally - by painting a playground map of the United States for Scribner-Snyder Community Schools.
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Geography students paint U.S. map at local school

Students inducted into geography honor society

Eight students were inducted into Gamma Theta Upsilon, the international geographic honor society, during an induction ceremony that took place on April 18 in Hardin Hall.
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Students inducted into geography honor society

Students inducted into geography honor society

Eight students were inducted into Gamma Theta Upsilon, the international geographic honor society, during an induction ceremony that took place on April 18 in Hardin Hall.
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Students inducted into geography honor society

Researchers discover unusual prairie chicken movement

While humans have long pondered why chickens cross the road, one prairie chicken has SNR researchers looking beyond the punch lines
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Researchers discover unusual prairie chicken movement

Student Spotlight: Ashley Weyers

A lot changes during the transition from high school to college. That's a lesson Ashley Weyers learned when she arrived at UNL more than two years ago.
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Student Spotlight: Ashley Weyers

Student Spotlight: Ashley Weyers

A lot changes during the transition from high school to college. That's a lesson Ashley Weyers learned when she arrived at UNL more than two years ago.
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Student Spotlight: Ashley Weyers

Platte Basin Timelapse project presentation is Dec. 3

What if you could follow a drop of water from the top of the Platte River Basin in the Colorado Rockies through Wyoming and into Nebraska, where it reaches the confluence with the Missouri River?
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Platte Basin Timelapse project presentation is Dec. 3

Platte Basin Timelapse project presentation is Dec. 3

What if you could follow a drop of water from the top of the Platte River Basin in the Colorado Rockies through Wyoming and into Nebraska, where it reaches the confluence with the Missouri River?
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Platte Basin Timelapse project presentation is Dec. 3

Platte Basin Timelapse project presentation is Dec. 3

What if you could follow a drop of water from the top of the Platte River Basin in the Colorado Rockies through Wyoming and into Nebraska, where it reaches the confluence with the Missouri River?
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Platte Basin Timelapse project presentation is Dec. 3

Platte Basin Timelapse project presentation is Dec. 3

What if you could follow a drop of water from the top of the Platte River Basin in the Colorado Rockies through Wyoming and into Nebraska, where it reaches the confluence with the Missouri River?
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Platte Basin Timelapse project presentation is Dec. 3

Alapo's students visit KETV news studio in Omaha

Earlier this month, students in Victoria Alapo's weather and climate class visited the KETV news studio. Alapo, a UNL geography doctoral student, teaches the class at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha.
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Alapo's students visit KETV news studio in Omaha

Alapo's students visit KETV news studio in Omaha

Earlier this month, students in Victoria Alapo's weather and climate class visited the KETV news studio. Alapo, a UNL geography doctoral student, teaches the class at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha.
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Alapo's students visit KETV news studio in Omaha

Geography hosts retreat to re-envision program

Several members of UNL's geography program attended "Re-envisioning Geography: Building a Sustainability and Action Plan," which took place on Nov. 11 at the Pioneers Park Nature Center.
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Geography hosts retreat to re-envision program

Geography hosts retreat to re-envision program

Several members of UNL's geography program attended "Re-envisioning Geography: Building a Sustainability and Action Plan," which took place on Nov. 11 at the Pioneers Park Nature Center.
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Geography hosts retreat to re-envision program

Juan Paulo Ramírez Brings Human Dimensions to GIS

I came to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a graduate student in the Geography Department in August 1997. I am from Santiago, Chile.
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Juan Paulo Ramírez Brings Human Dimensions to GIS

Juan Paulo Ramírez Brings Human Dimensions to GIS

I came to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a graduate student in the Geography Department in August 1997. I am from Santiago, Chile.
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Juan Paulo Ramírez Brings Human Dimensions to GIS