National Science Foundation
On Tuesday, California became the first state to ban single-use plastic bags like the ones used in Target and grocery stores across the country. The plastic bags will be phased out over the next two years, but people can still use them for vegetables and meats. Paper bags will cost 10 cents while reusable bags will be free to use.
A University of Minnesota team has won a $600,000 federal grant to develop biotechnology for purifying wastewater from hydraulic fracturing.
A team of University of Minnesota researchers who are admired in academic circles for their work mapping Antarctica, are now expanding their work to include the Arctic.
Three University of Minnesota plant science researchers have won new research awards from the National Science Foundation.