Less phosphorus linked to decline in Great Lakes fish

New research by the U.S. Geological Survey finds that prey fish and phytoplankton – microscopic organisms that feed other animals – are seriously declining in the Great Lakes. One of the surprising reasons for the decline seems to be reductions in the phosphorus entering the lakes since the 1972 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement was … Read more

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