A study has found pharmaceuticals and other chemicals in remote lakes in and
“What Toledo voters and other places working on rights of nature are hoping is to not only change laws but to change culture.”
Tired of receiving notices warning that their drinking water may have been compromised and having little recourse to fight corporate polluters, voters in Toledo, Ohio on Tuesday approved a measure granting Lake Erie some of the same legal rights as a human being.
Sixty-one percent of voters … [more…]
Minnesota ranchers and recreationalists find common ground with help from Extension RSDP
Sarah Kuschel, her husband, Miles, and their three children raise beef cattle on pasture in southern Cass County. “My family uses this ground, and we live, work and sleep here,” she says.
Kuschel is among many ranchers in an area of central Minnesota where water flows into the Pine River, to the Whitefish Chain of Lakes, and then … [more…]
As urban and rural conservation practices improve water quality, two lakes in the Chisago Lakes Chain of… [more…]
Pediatricians, teachers and water quality experts say more needs to be done to protect school kids from exposure to high lead levels at the water fountain.
This school year, a new Minnesota law went into effect requiring public and charter schools to approve a lead water testing plan, conduct drinking water tests in the next five years and share results with parents.
“The law was a really important step,” said … [more…]