Google has pledged to build a $600 million data center in Becker, Minnesota, but is asking for taxpayer subsidies to support its effort. Assistant Professor Gabe Chan comments on whether that’s a good idea.
This story reports on the results of a new University of Minnesota study that mapped the precise ways in which people benefit from the 21 largest lakes on Earth. Assistant Professor Bonnie Keeler, one of the researchers, is quoted.
Professor Emerita Deborah Swackhamer testified at a recent House Science Committee on whether changes to EPA’s external advisory panels are an attempt to sideline scientific analysis in agency decision-making.
The City of Minneapolis has begun work to develop a more sustainable food system called the Minneapolis Food Action Plan. Professor Anu Ramaswami, who is collaborating on that effort, was quoted in this story.