Freshwater Blog: Clean water funding 2016

Minnesota’s Clean Water Council recently announced their recommendations for how sales tax money dedicated to cleaning up and protecting water should be spent. The recommendations for 2016/2017 show a priority for on-the-ground  programs that will directly impact water quality. The Freshwater Society finds a lot to like in the Clean Water Council’s recommendations. Many of … Read more

Freshwater Blog: MN Board of Water and Soil Resources vacancies

The MN Board of Water and Soil Resources has multiple vacancies coming up. They are looking for people from the following backgrounds with an interest in soil and water issues: One Watershed District Representative, one Non‐Metro Elected City Official Representative, one County Commissioner Representative, and one Citizen Member. Appointments are made by the Governor’s office. … Read more

The Farm Bill, conservation and crop insurance

The Freshwater Society blog publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. House Farm Bill lacks conservation measure A key soil and water conservation provision in … Read more

Conservation wins one in Senate's Farm Bill

The Freshwater Society blog publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Senate restores conservation to crop insurance The U.S. Senate, on a bipartisan vote, approved … Read more

Arsenic, Asian carp and a climate poll

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published. Arsenic often found in water samples About 20% of untreated water samples from … Read more

Soil, water conservation on the farm honored

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of regional, national and international articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then click on the links to read the works in their entirety where they originally were published. Fillmore Co. farmers honored for conservation Dan and Sherry Hanson of Fillmore County … Read more

Climate change, 'ugly' species and catching rain

Every week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of the best regional, national and interntional news articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to their original sources. U.S. House passes cap-and-trade   The House passed legislation intended to address global warming and transform the way the … Read more

'Water wars,' bottled water and robo-carp

Every week, the Freshwater Society posts a digest of regional, national and international news articles and research reports on water and the environment. Go to the Freshwater web site to read the latest digest, or click on the links below to read the original articles. If you see something that interests you, let us know … Read more

Fire-fighting foam, fish viruses and drowning corn

Every week, the Freshwater Society posts a digest of regional, national and international news articles and research reports on water and the environment. Go to the Freshwater web site to read the latest digest, or click on the links below to read the original articles. If you see something that interests you, let us know … Read more

Conserving water — one flush at a time

By Patrick Sweeney I don’t think I ever wasted a lot of water. But since I started working for the Freshwater Society, and started reading and writing about water shortages and water conservation on a regular basis, I’ve become much more conscious about wasting water. Last summer, I decided to incrementally raise the level of … Read more