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

Conservation takes hit in House ag 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. House Farm Bill lacks conservation teeth The U.S. House Agriculture Committee passed a new 10-year, … Read more Conservation takes hit in House ag bill

Zebra mussels in court; water conflicts loom

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. West Metro zebra mussel fight goes to court The ice went out on Christmas … Read more Zebra mussels in court; water conflicts loom

Silver carp, zebra mussels, ag 'certainty'

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. First silver carp caught in Minnesota A silver carp and a bighead carp were … Read more Silver carp, zebra mussels, ag 'certainty'

Lubber lecture, conservation conference set

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. Don’t forget: Two Freshwater events coming up Mindy Lubber, an international leader in efforts … Read more Lubber lecture, conservation conference set

Precision conservation; water re-use

Precision Conservation conference set March 29 Dave White Precision conservation effectively and efficiently targets scarce resources to the spots on the landscape where they will do the most good. Learn about the latest technology — much of it based on LiDAR scanning – that pinpoints “sweet spots” where runoff, erosion and pollution are disproportionately severe … Read more Precision conservation; water re-use

Mercury pollution; $$ for Great Lakes

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. Mercury pollution worse near cities Atmospheric deposition of mercury is about four-times higher in … Read more Mercury pollution; $$ for Great Lakes

Legacy spending, zebra mussels, carbon emissions

Tthe 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. You are reading this blog. Thanks. Either you knew of its existence and subscribed … Read more Legacy spending, zebra mussels, carbon emissions

Zebra mussels; felony pollution charge

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. DNR to try pesticide on zebra mussels The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources … Read more Zebra mussels; felony pollution charge

Panel to explore invasives on Sept. 16

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. Panel on invasives set Sept. 16 Minnesota Waters will sponsor a panel discussion … Read more Panel to explore invasives on Sept. 16