EPA: Many U.S. streams badly polluted

More than half the streams and rivers in the United States are in poor condition for aquatic life, the Environmental Protection Agency announced this week. Major findings of the a huge research and testing effort,  according to an EPA news release, include: —  Nitrogen and phosphorus are at excessive levels. Twenty-seven percent of the nation’s … Read more EPA: Many U.S. streams badly polluted

Mercury pollution; $$ for Great Lakes

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. Mercury pollution worse near cities Atmospheric deposition of mercury is about four-times higher in … Read more Mercury pollution; $$ for Great Lakes

Good news/bad news on western water use

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. Good news/bad news on western water use Water conservation efforts in the western … Read more Good news/bad news on western water use

G. Daily to lecture; EPA unveils new water 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. Save the date;  Gretchen Daily to lecture June 13 What is a wetland … Read more G. Daily to lecture; EPA unveils new water rules

Dayton signs permitting speed-up

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. Dayton signs permitting speed-up bill Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill designed to … Read more Dayton signs permitting speed-up

EPA criticized; moose decline continues

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. Industries criticize EPA standards for Florida A coalition of national industry associations is … Read more EPA criticized; moose decline continues

Gray water, revived rivers, and a new day for Venetian tap water

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of some of the best regional, national and international articles on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to the original sources. Mussel revival targets Mississippi Federal divers waded into the Mississippi River looking for signs of life. Finding the winged mapleleaf … Read more Gray water, revived rivers, and a new day for Venetian tap water

Curly leaf pondweed: nice beat, easy to dance to

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of the best regional, national and international articles about water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to their original sources. Iowa plans $455 million pollution fight Iowa is about to launch its biggest assault ever on river and lake pollution – a … Read more Curly leaf pondweed: nice beat, easy to dance to

Declining aquifers, superfund sites and dust storms

Each week, the Freshwater Society posts links to some of the best regional, national and international coverage of water and the environment. Follow the links to the publications where the articles originally appeared, and let us know your reaction to the research and policy issues they report. Superfund program chronically underfunded The Superfund program to clean … Read more Declining aquifers, superfund sites and dust storms

Greenhouse gases; drugs in the water

  Each week, the Freshwater Society posts links to some of the best regional, national and international coverage of water and the environment. Follow the links to the publications where the articles originally appeared, and let us know your reaction to the research and policy issues they report. EPA designates greenhouse gases as pollutants The Environmental … Read more Greenhouse gases; drugs in the water