Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

'Year of Water Action'

Minnesota governor kicks off awareness campaign


KQDS Duluth

Officials say more than 40 percent of Minnesota’s waters are currently impaired or polluted. To raise awareness to the issue, Governor Mark Dayton kicked off a “Year of Water Action” at the headwaters of the Mississippi River last week. Dayton is urging all Minnesotans to take action in their communities to protect and preserve Minnesota’s water supply.


Software tracks online trade of invasive species


The Great Lakes Commission has developed a new web tool to find aquatic invasive plants and pests on the Internet that could be shipped to Great Lakes states where those species are very unwelcome. Great Lakes Detector of Invasive Aquatics in Trade crawls the Internet for sites selling restricted or prohibited species.


University of Toledo study details dangers of algae

The Blade

Preliminary findings from a University of Toledo study on mice has researchers hoping to further study possible effects of microcystin — a toxin found in blue-green algae prevalent in Lake Erie algal blooms — on people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and other health conditions.

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