AP investigates ethanol boom

The Associated Press today released a major investigation on the environmental impact of America’s boom in corn-based ethanol. The report details increased pollution of streams from nitrogen fertilizers and increased production of greenhouse gases from the conversion of grasslands to row crop agriculture. Last year, 44 percent of the nation’s corn crop was used for … Read more AP investigates ethanol boom

Ethanol plant faces pollution penalty

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. Corn Plus ethanol plant penalized – again The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has … Read more Ethanol plant faces pollution penalty

Cows, carp, salamanders, muskies and more

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. House bill would curb EPA’s water regulation The Environmental Protection Agency’s powers to … Read more Cows, carp, salamanders, muskies and more

Asian carp, ethanol and 'fracking'

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. Asian carp caught in St. Croix A rogue bighead carp was pulled from … Read more Asian carp, ethanol and 'fracking'

3M sued by state; Aasen to lead MPCA

State sues 3M over perfluorochemicals in water 3M Co. must pay for polluting Minnesota’s water, according to the Minnesota attorney general’s office. The state sued 3M in Hennepin County for allowing PFCs — perfluorochemicals — to leach into groundwater in Washington County over several decades. The company also allegedly discharged PFCs into the Mississippi River. … Read more 3M sued by state; Aasen to lead MPCA

Farm tiling called major cause of hypoxia

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. Tile drainage main cause of hypoxia, research says Tile drainage in the Mississippi … Read more Farm tiling called major cause of hypoxia

Report: World's rivers in crisis

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. Report: Water supply in doubt for 80% of world The world’s rivers, the … Read more Report: World's rivers in crisis

Gulf oil spill; drinking water standards

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of important regional, national and international articles on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles where they originally were published. Gulf oil spill shows limits of technology The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is … Read more Gulf oil spill; drinking water standards

Fish disease, drug disposal and an ethanol fine

Every 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. Deadly fish disease found in Lake Superior A new virus that is deadly … Read more Fish disease, drug disposal and an ethanol fine

Water use down; ethanol plants penalized

U.S. water use is declining, according to a new report. After a long delay, the EPA orders tests on suspected endocrine disruptors.  Two Minnesota ethanol plants will pay penalties for pollution. And states are paying little heed to predictions of rising sea levels. Scan a digest of these articles and more, then follow the links to read the articles where … Read more Water use down; ethanol plants penalized