USGS research on fracking

The U.S. Geological Survey, in a research paper published in late December, reports new criteria for predicting where the disposal of salty waste water from hydraulic fracturing is most likely to contaminate wetlands. Read a Los Angeles Times article about the research. Check out a USGS web site devoted to research on fracking. The site … Read more USGS research on fracking

U of M research aims to clean fracking fluid

A team of scientists from the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences has received a $600,000 grant to study the use of bacteria to clean waste water from the hydraulic fracturing – fracking – of gas and oil deposits. The research team plans to use a process originally developed to remove agricultural pesticides from … Read more U of M research aims to clean fracking fluid

EPA declares water safe in fracking dispute

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has closed an investigation into allegations that a Pennsylvania community’s water wells were contaminated by hydraulic fracturing — fracking — for natural gas. The EPA said tests on water samples from 64 homes in Dimock, Penn., found the water is safe to drink. Read an Associated Press account, published in … Read more EPA declares water safe in fracking dispute

Science on fracking is complicated and takes time

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. Check out a thoughtful Philadelphia Daily News editorial on the widely varying media coverage … Read more Science on fracking is complicated and takes time

Conservation takes hit in House ag 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. House Farm Bill lacks conservation teeth The U.S. House Agriculture Committee passed a new 10-year, … Read more Conservation takes hit in House ag bill

Religion, phenology and peregrines on video

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. Lecture set June 25 on Clean Water Act Forty years ago this autumn, the … Read more Religion, phenology and peregrines on video

Asian carp; ag certainty; African groundwater

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. Tell us what you think You’re reading this blog. Perhaps you stumbled upon it … Read more Asian carp; ag certainty; African groundwater

Researcher seek carp-specific toxin

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. Asian carp researchers seek ‘bio-bullet’  Biologist Jon Amberg has spent the last two years … Read more Researcher seek carp-specific toxin

UN calculates ag pollution's worldwide cost

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. Save these dates:  March 29. The Freshwater hosts a conference on precision conservation, the … Read more UN calculates ag pollution's worldwide cost