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Research for a sustainable future

Sustainability is often thought about strictly as an environmental issue: recycling, limiting emissions or protecting wildlife. But sustainability is more than just planting trees and driving hybrid cars. More than 140 faculty members in 36 University departments are currently conducting sustainability research on topics ranging from corporate social responsibility to...

Research for a sustainable future

Sustainability is often thought about strictly as an environmental issue: recycling, limiting emissions or protecting wildlife. But sustainability is more than just planting trees and driving hybrid cars. More than 140 faculty members in 36 University departments are currently conducting sustainability research on topics ranging from corporate social responsibility to...

Indiana NRCS accepting applications for Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Indianapolis, IN, May 4, 2015 – Jane Hardisty, State Conservationist for Indiana’s USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today that NRCS is accepting applications until June 19 to be considered for funding to improve two watersheds in northern Indiana.  NRCS is investing dollars through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program...

Indiana NRCS accepting applications for Regional Conservation Partnership Program

Indianapolis, IN, May 4, 2015 – Jane Hardisty, State Conservationist for Indiana’s USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced today that NRCS is accepting applications until June 19 to be considered for funding to improve two watersheds in northern Indiana.  NRCS is investing dollars through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program...

Notre Dame Research announces Internal Grants Program awards

Thirty-two winners of the Internal Grants Program Awards, including five faculty from the College of Science, were announced today by Notre Dame Research. The grants were awarded to faculty from five colleges and schools in three categories: Faculty Research Support (Initiation), Faculty Research Support (Regular), and Equipment Restoration and Renewal....

Did climate change kill this Hoosier butterfly?

PORTER – A 1-inch butterfly in a strip of oak forest along Indiana's Lake Michigan shore might be a global-warming harbinger of sorts. The federally endangered Karner blue butterfly has been struggling to survive in its southern-most habitat, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Now, researchers who study the butterfly believe...

Research showing cover crops work

The University of Notre Dame is conducting research looking at using cover crops to prevent nutrient loss. Jennifer Tank, Professor of Biology at Notre Dame says the research project being conducted in a 3,000 acre watershed in Kosciusko County Indiana is showing significant reductions. “30 percent decline in nitrate, 50...