Groundwater report focuses on sustainability

In 2008, the Freshwater Society issued a report — Water Is Life: Protecting A Critical Resource For Future Generations — that described a lack of consensus among groundwater professionals on the critical question of whether Minnesota’s patterns of groundwater use were sustainable into the future. This month, Freshwater issued a follow-up to that report. And … Read more Groundwater report focuses on sustainability

Groundwater forum set April 4

Attend a free, public forum on groundwater Thursday, April 4, at Centennial College in White Bear Lake. The event is the first in a series of informational sessions – titled “Our Water, Our Future: Resources in the Northeast Metro” – sponsored by the Metropolitan Council. The forum will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. In … Read more Groundwater forum set April 4

Take time to read Pioneer Press groundwater articles

The Pioneer Press this week published a fine series of articles on Minnesota’s groundwater. Read reporter John Brewer’s lead article on the sustainability issue. Read a column by outdoor writer David Orrick on why outdoor enthusiasts should care about the dependence of lakes and streams on groundwater sources,  another article on outstate water woes, and … Read more Take time to read Pioneer Press groundwater articles

Your input is sought on Minnesota environment

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. Have your say on water and environmental issues What do clean water, the economy, energy … Read more Your input is sought on Minnesota environment

Groundwater overused across the globe

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. Groundwater is being overused Humans are over-exploiting underground water reservoirs in many large agricultural … Read more Groundwater overused across the globe

Conservation wins one in Senate's Farm 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. Senate restores conservation to crop insurance The U.S. Senate, on a bipartisan vote, approved … Read more Conservation wins one in Senate's Farm Bill

Conservation Reserve acres to drop

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. 3.9 million acres accepted for Conservation Reserve The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on … Read more Conservation Reserve acres to drop

Study: $$ penalties for water violations are rare

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. Study: 11 percent of water violations yield financial penalties At old taconite waste pits … Read more Study: $$ penalties for water violations are rare

USGS finds many birth defects in birds

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. USGS finds many birds with birth defects in beaks The highest rate of … Read more USGS finds many birth defects in birds

World using up groundwater, researcher says

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: World depleting its groundwater The rate at which humans are drawing from … Read more World using up groundwater, researcher says