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NRRI Testing Starts Cliffs Down Path of New Pellet Plant

October 20, 2016

Cliffs contacted NRRI's minerals lab in 2007 to determine if their United Taconite mine could produce high-fluxed pellets.
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Stormwater - Filtering with Muck, Peat and Taconite

September 22, 2016

Pollutants in runoff from roads can get into watersheds, if not captured and filtered.  more
Lake Superior Ice

Frozen: The Importance of Ice and Snow Cover

September 22, 2016

It's hard to study underneath the ice, but that doesn't mean nothing is happening.  more
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Stormwater - Filtering with Muck, Peat and Taconite

September 22, 2016

Pollutants from roads can get into watersheds if not captured and filtered. Scientists at NRRI are working on solutions.
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Fall is a Stressful Tme for Trees

September 20, 2016

Happy fall color watchers probably don’t know that the bright leaves of autumn are actually a tree’s stress response.  more

EPA Grants $2.5M to Expand Research on Great Lakes Food Web

September 6, 2016

Biological changes in microscopic organisms on the bottom of the Great Lakes food chain send up a big red flag to scientists.

St. Louis River Estuary Research Revealed

July 26, 2016

NRRI's Great Lakes Restoration project collecting data on animals and plants from all the coastal wetlands. more
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The Right Tools for Great Lakes Monitoring

July 5, 2016

NRRI's Great Lakes Environmental Indicators project

Declining Species Finds Home in Minnesota

July 4, 2016

“The Golden-winged Warbler has a few things going against it,” said NRRI researcher, Alexis Grinde.  more

The Complex Science Behind Rocks, Water, and Wood

June 21, 2016

Science is frustrating. The more we know, the more we realize how much we don’t know.  more

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