Analysis: 23 million acres converted to cropland

High crop prices and crop insurance subsidies contributed to the conversion of more than 23 million acres of grass, wetlands and other animal habitat into fields of corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton and other crops between 2008 and 2011. That’s the conclusion of a new report by the Environmental Working Group and the Defenders of Wildlife. … Read more

Watersheds; ag pollution; carp and moose

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. Izaak Walton-Freshwater conference set March 12 Learn about how watershed districts in Minnesota … Read more