“Timber sales are not planned by wildlife managers; they’re assigned from the top down.”
The federal government has approved controversial water quality changes for Minnesota.
A new short film, Oshkigin: Spirit of Fire, shows the traditional controlled burning practices of the Anishinaabe people. These small burns help prevent wildfires from getting out of hand.
“We’ll use these stable isotope fingerprints of mercury to look at what source is being methylated and getting into the fish,” says USGS’s Sarah Janssen.
“People in the community were grateful we were getting some kind of help, but it turned out to be an epic disaster.”
Researchers are learning about the microplastics in Lake Superior.
Minnesota agency plans to set new rules that critics say will allow degradation in water quality.
People are protecting Common Terns, which aren’t so common in the Midwest.
“For twenty years, delaying compliance with state water law requirements has been U.S. Steel’s modus operandi,” the MPCA complained in its brief.
Estuaries in the Great Lakes are among the most productive, life-supporting and interesting environments on the planet.