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Stories from the St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Lake Superior
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lots to love: Counting the world’s lakes

Complicated math helps scientists pinpoint the global total, and see that freshwater conservation might be more difficult than previously thought.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Station science in the spotlight at 'Behind the Scenes'

From fish-heads to microscopic diatoms, museum visitors experienced hands-on research at a special event.

Walden Pond
Monday, January 9, 2017

Looking deep into "Earth's Eye"

Walden Pond is a special part of America's story, and shares tales of our nation in the sediment on its bottom.

Monday, December 19, 2016

River people: The St. Croix's human side

Studies of the Wild & Scenic river reveal parallels to the people who call it home.

 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Five super powers of Cyanobacteria

Ancient toxin-producing organisms have had a lot of time to get good at surviving. 

Le Seuer River erosion
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Made to wash away: The Minnesota River's geologic challenges

Human activities are drastically accelerating a normal post-glacial process.

Shawn Schottler presenting to the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance
Thursday, November 3, 2016

What it will take for cover crops to help the Mississippi River's clean water

Perennial plants can help slow runoff and improve water quality, but widespread adoption is stymied by economics and farm policy.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Pine Needles artist leads bookmaking class at Marine Elementary

Minneapolis book artist CB Sherlock recently returned to Marine to share her expertise with sixth-graders in Ms. Brown’s class.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Infographic: Minnesota's Water Is On A Pizza-And-Exercise Diet

We've spent decades and millions trying to reduce water pollution, but aren't seeing much success.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Six Science Stories For The National Park Service Centennial

We celebrate 100 years of some of the greatest laboratories – and landscapes – in the world. 

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