Tag Pollution

Mercury levels in fish fluctuate along with water levels in lakes

A new study has found that when droughts cause water levels to drop, the levels of mercury found in fish also plummet. In wetter weather, water levels rise and levels of mercury in fish increase.

Farmers using UW-built software statewide to cut pollution, plan soil fertility

A UW–Madison software program intended to cut water pollution and soil erosion has matured into an essential production tool for farmers

First, but not last, algae bloom spells danger for Madison swimmers, fish

Steve Carpenter couldn’t believe the view from his second-floor office on the shoreline of Lake Mendota. As far as he could see, the still water looked just like teal-blue paint.

Road salt is making North America’s freshwater lakes, well, saltier

Road salt is making North America’s freshwater lakes saltier, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.