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The May/June 2021 Newsletter

Newsletters are published twice a year. They contain articles related to the mission of the Scholarship. The summer issue introduce the current year scholarship recipient. Click on an image in order to download a pdf or e-publication of that issue. You can sign up on the mailing list to receive notification of new issues as they are released.

Newsletter No. 14, January 2022, announces the 2022 Scholarship availability, and includes discussions about hether clean drinking water is a right or a privilege.

The center section addresses the historic drop in purity in our water, air, soil, healthy forests and precipitous drop in pollinators world wide.

This newsletter makes many references to related publications. Below are the links:

An assessment of published data

Discussions of what and when Antropocene is

More than 300 polluted lakes and rivers added to Minnesota's impaired waters list.

Drinking water nitrate and human health

Pesticides are killing the world’s soils

Soil Health case studies from Sustainable Agriculture Association

Bad air quality in Minnesota

Drinking water protection

Karst in Minnesota (everything you should know about karst, lesson plans and videos, etc)

Nitrate in drinking water

Source for nitrate map:

Report: Nitrate in drinking water a costly problem for small, rural cities

Water quality standards: Costs and benefits for-small-rural-cities