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

Report: World's rivers in crisis

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. Report: Water supply in doubt for 80% of world The world’s rivers, the … Read more Report: World's rivers in crisis

Report: Ag research needs sustainability focus

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 Council urges focus on agricultural sustainability  Government policies and agricultural research are … Read more Report: Ag research needs sustainability focus

Lake Pepin EDCs, aging sewers and invasive carp

Lawmakers question MPCA on Lake Pepin A pair of Minnesota lawmakers expressed frustration with a developing plan to evaluate pollution problems in Lake Pepin, a widening of the Mississippi River between Minnesota and Wisconsin. The comments came at a joint meeting of House and Senate environment and natural resources committees.  The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency … Read more Lake Pepin EDCs, aging sewers and invasive carp

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 Water use down; ethanol plants penalized