How climate change affects Minnesota’s rivers

How climate change affects Minnesota’s rivers

How climate change affects Minnesota’s rivers Caroline Frischmon (writer) Increased rainfall from climate change damages river water quality and aesthetics. Torrential downpours hit southern Minnesota in late July, with some areas receiving two months’ worth of rain...
Contamination beneath our feet

Contamination beneath our feet

Contamination beneath our feet How the rocks underneath us affect the cleanliness of our drinking water Caroline Frischmon (writer) The MPCA developed a physical model to show how features of the east metro geology complicate PFAS contamination. The model is...
Sniffing Out the Value of Anaerobic Digestion

Sniffing Out the Value of Anaerobic Digestion

Sniffing out the Value of Anaerobic Digestion A summary of MnDRIVE’s anaerobic digestion panel discussion Caroline Frischmon (writer) As part of the Hennepin-University Partnership (HUP) Summer Webinar Series, MnDRIVE Environment hosted a panel discussion on the...
Meeting the Challenges of PFAS

Meeting the Challenges of PFAS

Meeting the Challenges of PFAS A profile on the MPCA’s PFAS coordinator, Sophie Greene Caroline Frischmon (writer) Ubiquitous contamination of PFAS – a toxic group of chemicals – challenges the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), which works...
The Promise of Peat

The Promise of Peat

The Promise of Peat A profile on one of UMN’s researchers, Brandy Stewart Lauren Holly (writer) UMN researcher Dr. Brandy Stewart studies carbon-rich peat to filter harmful metals from wastewater Water flows into our homes every day. We use it to wash our hands,...
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