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Stories from the St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Remote lakes on Isle Royale are turning toxic and we don’t know why — yet

Scientists recently discovered more harmful algae blooms at the National Park in Lake Superior, a surprising problem for pristine waters surrounded by unbroken forests.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

New director appointed at St. Croix Watershed Research Station

Dr. Jim Almendinger becomes third leader of scientific organization studying lakes, rivers and other waters around Minnesota and the world.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Unraveling global warming at the edges of Greenland's glaciers

Tag along with a Research Station scientist as he joins a team searching for answers about climate and water on the rugged and rapidly-changing Arctic island.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Canadian lakes reveal the impacts of climate change on waters around the world

Scientists travel to the remote tundra of Manitoba to see how lakes are affected by global warming.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Two billion diatoms at our service

The Research Station's collection of fossilized algae and sediment cores from lakes around the world are an important resource to understand historic water quality and more.

Wood anemone
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Battling buckthorn to restore natural resilience

New management and research seek to bring back native vegetation — with benefits for clean water. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Infographic: Connecting clean water and pollinator conservation

Minnesota can protect pollinators and lakes and rivers at the same time — saving valuable natural and financial resources.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Swooping St. Croix swamps for swimming dragonflies

To search for rare species of the interesting insects, citizen scientists start by looking underwater.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Watershed Research Recognized

The Research Station was honored to receive two distinguished awards for its scientific efforts to protect clean water.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Pine Needles Artists-in-Residence Selected for 2017 Season

A novelist, a painter, and a sculptor will live and work at the St. Croix River cabin this summer.


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