Tag: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency



Prospecting with Biosensors at Home or in the Field

Prospecting – whether for gold in a mountain or lead in a city’s water supply – may one day be as quick and easy as a litmus test. UNL chemist Rebecca Lai is developing a series of hand-held biosensors to detect a variety of metals, including gold, silver, lead, platinum and mercury. Instead of sending […]

Geospatial Technology Helps Restore Wetlands

Millions of migratory birds rest and feed annually in south central Nebraska’s Rainwater Basin, a vital habitat in the heart of the Central Flyway. Yet three-quarters of this nationally significant wetland complex no longer functions properly. UNL’s Zhenghong Tang, associate professor in community and regional planning, is helping wetland managers evaluate and restore this critical […]