Taking steps to put the St. Louis River on a mercury diet.
Collaborating with nature
Members of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa share their generations-old farming practices.
Ecosystems changing rapidly in many remote northern lakes
Recent studies show how protected waters of Midwest National Parks are affected by global forces.
Living with Aquatic Invaders
Scientists have learned a lot about aquatic invasive species, and experts now say the appearance of an exotic species in a body of water doesn’t necessarily mean the end of life as we know it.
EPA okays new Minnesota water quality rules
The federal government has approved controversial water quality changes for Minnesota.
Where does that mercury come from?
“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.
Duluth’s beach struggles
“People in the community were grateful we were getting some kind of help, but it turned out to be an epic disaster.”
A favorite essay from Darby Nelson’s book, For Love of Lakes
Microplastics proliferate in Lake Superior
Researchers are learning about the microplastics in Lake Superior.
Big plan to change Minnesota’s water quality rules
Minnesota agency plans to set new rules that critics say will allow degradation in water quality.