The Impact of Climate Change on Nebraska's Water: Too Much and Too Little

Water across closed road

Photo Credit: Robert Ray

By Celeste Kenworthy

As part of a year-long journalism course, students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln completed in-depth projects examining the impact of climate change on Nebraska – including its impact on Nebraska’s agriculture, livestock, wildlife, public health, waterways, national defense and religions.

In her report on the impact of climate change on Nebraska's water, Celeste Kenworthy interviewed Crystal Powers, DWFI/NWC research and extension communication specialist, and DWFI Faculty Fellow Tiffany Messer.

Students in the fall 2020 semester will focus primarily on a range of potential solutions to a variety of climate change issues – including renewable energy sources, sustainability initiatives, no-till farming, carbon sequestration, nuclear fusion and stronger environmental laws.

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