Chemicals taint Minnesota lakes, rivers

Two new studies released by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency confirm that a wide variety of unregulated chemicals – from insect repellants to cocaine and prescription medicines — are ending up in Minnesota’s lakes and rivers. Some of the chemicals can interfere with the functioning of hormones in animals and people. “What these studies really … Read more Chemicals taint Minnesota lakes, rivers

Study finds chemicals widely in streams

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. Panoply of chemicals found in Minnesota streams Potentially harmful chemicals and pharmaceuticals are … Read more Study finds chemicals widely in streams

Endocrine disruptors, irrigation and a carp 'czar'

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. Lecture to explore pollution-birth defect link It’s not too late to register to … Read more Endocrine disruptors, irrigation and a carp 'czar'

Groundwater contaminants, dioxins, atrazine

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. USGS finds contaminants in 20% of public wells tested More than 20 percent of … Read more Groundwater contaminants, dioxins, atrazine

UN: Pollution is leading cause of death

Each Week the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional , national and international articles about water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety where they originally were published.  Polluted water is leading cause of death, U.N. says More people die from polluted … Read more UN: Pollution is leading cause of death

Climate change, endocrine disruptors in the news

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of articles and research on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in their entirety. Obama to promise greenhouse gas reduction President Obama will travel to Copenhagen at the start of the United Nations conference on climate change … Read more Climate change, endocrine disruptors in the news

Lake Pepin EDCs, aging sewers and invasive carp

Lawmakers question MPCA on Lake Pepin A pair of Minnesota lawmakers expressed frustration with a developing plan to evaluate pollution problems in Lake Pepin, a widening of the Mississippi River between Minnesota and Wisconsin. The comments came at a joint meeting of House and Senate environment and natural resources committees.  The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency … Read more Lake Pepin EDCs, aging sewers and invasive carp

Tougher water enforcement; bow fishing for invasives

EPA chief Lisa P. Jackson announces a tougher effort to enforce water quality rules. An Illinois man, confronted with a river full of jumping Asian carp, develops a new sport: extreme aerial bow fishing. And cleaner air sometimes means dirtier water, the New York Times reports in the latest installment in its Toxic Waters series. … Read more Tougher water enforcement; bow fishing for invasives

Minnesota research probes endocrine disruptors

A major Minnesota research project – paid for by the sales tax increase voters approved last year, and conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and St. Cloud State University – is investigating one of the newest, least understood and most troubling types of water pollution: Endocrine disrupting compounds. The $896,000 project began sampling water  at … Read more Minnesota research probes endocrine disruptors

Endocrine Disruptors: Major Minnesota research under way

A major Minnesota research project – paid for by the sales tax increase voters approved last year, and conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and St. Cloud State University – is investigating one of the newest, least understood and most troubling types of water pollution: Endocrine disrupting compounds. The $896,000 project is sampling water at … Read more Endocrine Disruptors: Major Minnesota research under way