Research finds little bighead or silver carp DNA

New analyses for Asian carp DNA in water samples from the Mississippi and St. Croix rivers showed little evidence of bighead and silver carp, researchers announced in a report released Thursday, April 4, 2013. The joint effort by scientists from the new Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center at the University of Minnesota (MAISRC), U.S. … Read more Research finds little bighead or silver carp DNA

Bighead carp netted in Lake Pepin

A 47-pound bighead carp was caught in a seine net by commercial fishermen on Nov. 16, in Lake Pepin near Frontenac,  the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced on Nov. 21. Bighead carp, members of the Asian carp family, are nonnative species that can cause serious ecological problems as they spread into new waters. While … Read more Bighead carp netted in Lake Pepin

Chemical fails to kill zebra mussels in 2 lakes

Efforts by the Minnesota DNR to stem two budding zebra mussel infestations through chemical means have yielded – at best — mixed results. The DNR used copper sulfate to treat two lakes – Rose and Irene – in Otter Tail and Douglas counties last fall after a few immature zebra mussels were found in the … Read more Chemical fails to kill zebra mussels in 2 lakes

Fracking, conservation and Asian carp

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. Does fracking contaminate water? Read a good q-and-a discussion of allegations that hydraulic fracturing … Read more Fracking, conservation and Asian carp

Celebrate, take note of Clean Water Act

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. Celebrate 40 years of — gradually — cleaner water The federal Clean Water Act, actually … Read more Celebrate, take note of Clean Water Act

Land use, zebra mussels, chemicals in our water

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. UM to study Minnesota Valley land use The University of Minnesota  has received a … Read more Land use, zebra mussels, chemicals in our water

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

The Farm Bill, conservation and crop insurance

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. House Farm Bill lacks conservation measure A key soil and water conservation provision in … Read more The Farm Bill, conservation and crop insurance

Nitrogen; invasive species; water infrastructure

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. Save the date: Nitrogen pollution lecture set Oct. 4 Nitrogen. It makes up three-fourths … Read more Nitrogen; invasive species; water infrastructure

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