MPCA proposes nutrient-reduction plan

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Monday, Oct. 7, made public its draft strategy for significantly reducing the nitrogen and phosphorus flowing into the Mississippi River, the Red River and Lake Winnipeg, and Lake Superior. The plan is a down payment on a long-term commitment by the state to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus flowing to … Read more MPCA proposes nutrient-reduction plan

EPA gets deadline in lawsuit

A federal judge in Louisiana has given the Environmental Protection Agency six months to decide whether to set federal Clean Water Act standards for nitrogen and phosphorus in all U.S. waterways or explain why they are not needed. The ruling came this month in a lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental groups, including the … Read more EPA gets deadline in lawsuit

Water, science and the 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. Hypoxia Task Force looks to reduce nitrogen The drought has temporarily done this year … Read more Water, science and the environment

Farm tiling called major cause of hypoxia

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. Tile drainage main cause of hypoxia, research says Tile drainage in the Mississippi … Read more Farm tiling called major cause of hypoxia

Climate, nitrogen flow and 'sneaker males'

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 the original sources. Climate change research regionalizes U.S. impact Man-made climate change could bring parching droughts to the Southwest and pounding rainstorms to Washington, put … Read more Climate, nitrogen flow and 'sneaker males'