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The quest to save Minnesota wild rice – with floating bioreactors?

Native American tribes, environmentalists and some lawmakers are pushing for better enforcement of the sulfate rule, while mining companies and other lawmakers argue it should be abandoned.BABBITT, Minn. — An environmental engineer working with University of Minnesota-Duluth researchers is looking for a less expensive solution to protecting wild rice from mining pollution in the state’s Iron Range. Jeff Hanson has…

Researchers: Shorter winters may increase presence of harmful algae blooms – and impact fishing

MOUND, Minn. — University of Minnesota-Duluth researchers are studying how shorter winters may increase the presence of harmful algae blooms and impact fishing. The researchers worked with the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Maryland to gather data from six lakes across the state, Minnesota Public Radio reported. “With climate change, our winters are getting shorter and shorter and…