43 world nations face 'water stress'

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. 43 countries face ‘water stress,” report says Ethiopia, Haiti and Niger are facing the world’s worst water shortages, … Read more 43 world nations face 'water stress'

Study links atrazine to frog sex changes

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. Atrazine alters frogs’ gender, study finds A new study has found that male … Read more Study links atrazine to frog sex changes

Irrigation increases in U.S. and in Minnesota

Irrigation of farms has increased in Minnesota and across the United States over the last five years, and the pumping of groundwater for irrigation has increased faster.  That’s according to a new survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and water appropriations data from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  Between 2003 and 2008, … Read more Irrigation increases in U.S. and in Minnesota

DNR report recommends 200 monitoring wells

The Twin Cities need about 200 new monitoring wells, at a cost of nearly $9 million over four years, for state agencies to keep track of how much water we have, how fast we are using it and how good or bad is its quality. That’s the recommendation of a new report to the Minnesota … Read more DNR report recommends 200 monitoring wells

Michael Osterholm to speak on groundwater

Michael Osterholm, a professor of environmental health sciences at the University of Minnesota and an international expert on infectious diseases, will speak Oct. 8 in a forum on groundwater quality and sustainability. The forum, sponsored by three League of Women Voters chapters and the Freshwater Socitey, is free and open to the public. It will be at … Read more Michael Osterholm to speak on groundwater

Atrazine, mercury and top water issues

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of regional, national and international articles and research about water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to read the articles in the sources where they originally were published. Spikes in weed killer concentrations found For decades, farmers, lawn care workers and professional green … Read more Atrazine, mercury and top water issues

Climate change, neutrinos and river otters

Climate change challenges U.S. security The changing global climate will pose profound strategic challenges to the United States in coming decades, raising the prospect of military intervention to deal with the effects of violent storms, drought, mass migration and pandemics, military and intelligence analysts say. Such climate-induced crises could topple governments, feed terrorist movements or … Read more Climate change, neutrinos and river otters

Gray water, revived rivers, and a new day for Venetian tap water

Each week, the Freshwater Society publishes a digest of some of the best regional, national and international articles on water and the environment. Scan the articles here, then follow the links to the original sources. Mussel revival targets Mississippi Federal divers waded into the Mississippi River looking for signs of life. Finding the winged mapleleaf … Read more Gray water, revived rivers, and a new day for Venetian tap water

World water supply, invasive weeds and PFCs

Every week, the Freshwater Society posts a digest of regional, national and international news articles and research reports on water and the environment. Go to the Freshwater web site to read the latest digest, or click on the links below to read the original articles. If you see something that interests you, let us know … Read more World water supply, invasive weeds and PFCs