Sep 21

Possible Harm from Great Lake Fish Farms

Proposals for midwest fish farms have raised concerns . . . Learn more: Off-shore aquaculture – or fish farming – is not allowed in U.S water in the Great Lakes. So when two companies requested permission to begin raising fish in pens in Lake Michigan, there were concerns. “There’s significant risk and unknown environmental impacts that could …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/sustainable-fisheries/a-great-lake-fish-farm-is-a-great-lake-fish-harm/

Sep 20

Reducing Water Pollution One Field at a Time

Reducing runoff – one field at a time . . . Learn more: To keep agricultural runoff from polluting waterways, farmers can plant cover crops and use no-till farming. It used to be difficult and expensive to figure out which fields need these approaches the most. But Jon Winsten of the non-profit Winrock International says now …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/agricultural-runoff/reducing-water-pollution-one-field-at-a-time/

Sep 19

Not All Engineers Work In An Office

Build up knowledge on nature’s engineers  . . . Learn more: “Before European colonization, beavers would have been ubiquitous across the northern United States Great Lakes region,” explains Melinda Daniels of the Stroud Water Research Center in Pennsylvania. She says in developed areas, beaver dams can be a nuisance, “but if there’s room, beavers are …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/green-infrastructure/not-all-engineers-work-in-an-office/

Sep 18

Invasive Species in Lake Ontario

“I came, I saw, I conquered!” say invasive species in the Great Lakes: Many of the most abundant species in Lake Ontario are non-native. According to Brian Weidel of the U.S. Geological Survey, “My colleagues and I often joke if we only studied species that were native, most of us in Lake Ontario would be out …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/biodiversity/invasive-species-in-lake-ontario/

Sep 17

Be Our Guest—and Save Water While Traveling

Someone else may be doing the laundry (awesome), but guests are responsible for a big portion of a hotel’s total water use. Listen up: Yes, hotels and motels use a lot of water, but guess what—it’s not all within their control. According to Tara O’Hare of the EPA’s WaterSense program, guests are responsible for about …

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