Thursday, March 30th, 2023
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October 31, 2012

Scientists studying drop in Erie algae blooms

Last summer’s drought led to significantly fewer toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie, according to Jeff Reutter, director of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. “We had hugely reduced phosphorus levels,” Reutter said. “There was a 90 percent reduction (in phosphorus) from farmland runoff.” However, researchers are puzzling over a brief spike in blue-green algae …

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No American should take the Clean Water Act for granted

Happy birthday to the Clean Water Act. This important 1972 environmental legislation marked 40 years as federal law on October 18. Contributing Writer Tori McCormick has a fine piece in the Nov. 2 edition of Outdoor News quoting Gary Botzek, the executive director of the Minnesota Conservation Federation, about the CWA. Back in the early

Big buck counties

Looking for a trophy buck in Minnesota this weekend? The Boone and Crockett Club yesterday sent out an email with a list of the top 125 trophy counties in the United States. The list, according to the email, is based on B&C big-game records dating to 1830. Two Minnesota counties appear on the list: St.

Bowhunters begin taking more bucks

According to DNR, the state’s archery hunters had taken a total of 21,313 deer as of Oct. 28. At the same point last year, they had taken 20,430. The five-year average has been 20,847. According to Forest Wildlife Program Manager Paul Shelton, the harvest at the Oct. 28 point consisted of 63 percent does and

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