Minnesota agency plans to set new rules that critics say will allow degradation in water quality.
“For twenty years, delaying compliance with state water law requirements has been U.S. Steel’s modus operandi,” the MPCA complained in its brief.
A chorus of regional voices on fresh water accompany images by Andrew James Okey.
Estuaries in the Great Lakes are among the most productive, life-supporting and interesting environments on the planet.
Communities are using “Rights of Nature” laws to defend waterways, species and other natural features from human threats.
A researcher records sounds under the surface of Minnesota lakes and hopes to learn whether humans are disturbing the lives of the denizens of the deep.
Mid-ocean ballast water exchange is working well to keep non-native aquatic organisms from invading the Great Lakes, but scientists are racing to find more secure solutions.
Tribal governments and the state of Minnesota offer competing plans for protecting wild rice.
An experiment with before-and-after data could provide focused information about how well various practices work to reduce nutrient pollution of streams and lakes.
Network of heavy crude pipelines criss-crosses northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, including the St. Croix River headwaters.