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Getting The Munchies For Hemp
Cannabis has been in the news recently, with states like Colorado and Washington legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. But the cannabis plant is surprisingly versatile,...
Could educating inmates decrease Nebraska's...
The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services is responsible for about 4900 inmates. Almost all of them will be released back into society at some point, the majority in the...
Putting Unused Retail Space To Work
In 2010, empty big box stores accounted for 300 million square feet of empty retail space in the United States. In Nebraska, those big box stores have changed the state’s...
Climate change could benefit some invasive plants
Most climate models paint a bleak image for the Great Plains a century from now. It will likely be warmer and with more carbon dioxide in the air. Some invasive plants will...
Curt Tomasevicz: Nebraska's Winter Olympian
Shelby, Neb. native Curt Tomasevicz was part of the U.S. bobsled team competing at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. NET News followed the three-time Olympian with...
The Science of Measuring Snow
Much of the water that flows through Nebraska originates high up in the Rocky Mountains. Each winter, as snow accumulates there, hydrologists calculate how much water that melts...
Changing dairy industry leaves some farmers in...
The dairy industry is more efficient than ever, but ramping up production is costly and often out of reach for some small dairies. That's one reason why more than half of the...
Ethics Smack Down! UNL Team in National...
Is it possible to make a contest based on debate over the great ethical dilemmas of our time? Not only is the answer “yes,” but a team of students from the University of Nebraska...
Playing the markets, learning to manage risk
Used wisely, risk management tools can insulate farmers from price swings. But learning the markets can be hard. That's why some farmers are using an online game to sharpen their...
The Cost of Taking Your Eyes Off The Road
Distracted driving is an important concern affecting safety on the road. It's one of the key elements of a package of vehicle safety legislation introduced this session in the...
Young farmers waiting for their opportunity
The average age of American farmers has been climbing for decades, and many say rural towns are at-risk without new blood. There are enough people who want to farm, but there’s...
Nebraska immigrants transition to new lives
Nebraska’s immigrant population is increasing. According to the most recent census data, foreign-born people calling Nebraska home make up about six percent of the state’s total...
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