The federal government has approved controversial water quality changes for Minnesota.
“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.”
A favorite essay from Darby Nelson’s book, For Love of Lakes
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.
“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.