Aquatic invasives draw legislative flurry

Invasives spur rare unanimity at Capitol From electric barriers to a proposed research center at the University of Minnesota, aquatic-invader legislation is gaining traction at the state Capitol. Millions of state dollars are almost certain to follow. More than a dozen bills have been introduced so far this session to address a looming problem for … Read more Aquatic invasives draw legislative flurry

Lubber lecture, conservation conference set

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. Don’t forget: Two Freshwater events coming up Mindy Lubber, an international leader in efforts … Read more Lubber lecture, conservation conference set

Report cards on Legacy spending

Report issued on Clean Water Fund spending A number of Minnesota state agencies that receive Clean Water Fund appropriations have released a new report tracking how the money was spent in 2010 and 2011. A news release from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, which led the inter-agency review, says the report found:  For every state … Read more Report cards on Legacy spending

Legacy spending, invasives, wolves

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. Merriam questions spending’s impact Ensuring water projects funded through the state’s Legacy Amendment are making … Read more Legacy spending, invasives, wolves

Asian carp DNA found upstream of dam

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.  You are reading this blog. Thanks. Maybe you knew of its existence and came … Read more Asian carp DNA found upstream of dam

Save some water; freeze your jeans

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 some water; freeze your jeans From the cotton field in rural India … Read more Save some water; freeze your jeans

Nitrate in the Mississippi; carp DNA in St. Croix

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. Research: Nitrate increasing in Mississippi The nitrate flowing down the Mississippi River each … Read more Nitrate in the Mississippi; carp DNA in St. Croix

World water sustainability; feedlot politics

Is the world running short of water? Water, water, everywhere, but not enough to drink — at least not where it’s needed. That’s the dilemma that Indiana University geochemist Chen Zhu and colleagues explore in the current issue of Elements, a peer-reviewed publication sponsored by 16 geological societies. Zhu serves as guest editor of the … Read more World water sustainability; feedlot politics

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'

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