MPCA proposes nutrient-reduction plan

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Monday, Oct. 7, made public its draft strategy for significantly reducing the nitrogen and phosphorus flowing into the Mississippi River, the Red River and Lake Winnipeg, and Lake Superior. The plan is a down payment on a long-term commitment by the state to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus flowing to … Read more MPCA proposes nutrient-reduction plan

EPA gets deadline in lawsuit

A federal judge in Louisiana has given the Environmental Protection Agency six months to decide whether to set federal Clean Water Act standards for nitrogen and phosphorus in all U.S. waterways or explain why they are not needed. The ruling came this month in a lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental groups, including the … Read more EPA gets deadline in lawsuit

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 Conservation wins one in Senate's Farm Bill

Flooding may increase 'dead zone'

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. Flooding may increase this year’s ‘dead zone’ As the surging waters of the … Read more Flooding may increase 'dead zone'

Gulf may see a record 'dead zone'

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. Gulf ‘dead zone’ is one of the biggest The annual Gulf of Mexico … Read more Gulf may see a record 'dead zone'

Wisconsin adopts sweeping phosphorus rules

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. Wisconsin DNR adopts phosphorus rules The Natural Resources Board approved sweeping and costly … Read more Wisconsin adopts sweeping phosphorus rules

'Dead zones' expand; ag-water conference set

Each week, the Freshwater Society posts a digest of important regiona, national and international articles about water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the works in their entirety where they originally were published. Ocean ‘dead zones’ spreading Lower levels of oxygen in the Earth’s oceans, particularly off the … Read more 'Dead zones' expand; ag-water conference set

Threatened fish, buffer strips and zebra mussels

Every week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of some of the best regional, national and international articles about water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to the articles in their original sources. Climate change threatens fish, USGS expert says Entire populations of North American fish already  are being affected … Read more Threatened fish, buffer strips and zebra mussels