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These two maps show the one-year and period of record maps depicting Nebraska's groundwater changes. | Courtesy Conservation and Survey Division
These two maps show the one-year and period of record maps depicting Nebraska's groundwater changes. | Courtesy Conservation and Survey Division

Groundwater levels recover 2012 drought, but still dropping

Following another year of above-average precipitation, Nebraska groundwater levels continued to rise in the areas most affected by the 2012 drought, according to a new report from the Conservation and Survey Division at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. But the long-term trend looks different. Continue reading…

The city of Los Angeles is visible in the background behind a mountain lion in the Verdugos Mountains. | Photo courtesy of the National Park Service
The city of Los Angeles is visible in the background behind a mountain lion in the Verdugos Mountains. | Photo courtesy of the National Park Service

Local extinction of SoCal mountain lions possible within 50 years

Two isolated mountain lion populations in southern California’s Santa Ana and Santa Monica Mountains are at risk of local extinction, perhaps as soon as within 50 years, according to a study published last week in the journal Ecological Applications. John Benson was the lead author. Continue reading…

Former Nebraska COOP Unit leader to retire

Craig Allen | Courtesy University CommunicationAfter more than 20 years working for federal agencies, most recently as a research scientist and leader of the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit, Dr. Craig Allen will retire March 31. An informal reception to celebrate COOP Unit leadership changes will be April 1 in Hardin Hall. Continue reading…

'I Love NU' Advocacy Day is March 27

 Husker Tia Rasmussen takes a photo of the legislative session while attending the "I Love NU" Advocacy Day at the State Capitol in 2018. The event was attended by several hundred students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends of the NU system. | Craig ChanAn "I Love NU" Advocacy Day will be held at the Nebraska State Capitol from 9 a.m. to noon March 27. The event is open to anyone — including students, faculty, staff and alumni — wishing to show support for the University of Nebraska. Continue reading…

Originally published March 26, 2019 - Submit an Item