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This Week in #MOWater News

Posted in: News- Dec 09, 2016 No Comments

This week’s highlights: Rain Barrel program in the Ozarks, call for ban on freshwater turtle harvesting in Missouri, and a drastic change in insect populations in some rivers and streams.

 

MISSOURI

Turtle Ban

More than 100 scientists urge Missouri to ban unlimited commercial trapping of wild turtles

Center for Biological Diversity

Limit Runoff

Environmentalists call EPA to force states to limit fertilizer runoff into waterways

St. Louis Public Radio

Wastewater Upgrade

Pierce City wastewater treatment plant to be upgraded

Joplin Globe

Repair Technology

KC Water uses trenchless technology to prevent tearing up roads and railroad tracks

KC Water Services

Rain Barrels

Celebrate Water – Rain Barrels

KY3

NATIONAL

Changing Insects

Researchers report large-scale changes in insect species inhabiting streams, rivers

PHYS.org

Phosphorus Puzzle

Phosphorus part of water quality puzzle

Iowa Farmer Today

Diving Devil’s Den

Dive deep into the past in this prehistoric underground spring

Mother Nature Network

Plastic Island

Plastic Island

CNN

Hog Results

State agency gets hog farm drilling results

Arkansas Online

New Mussel

New mussel larvae suspected in Missouri River near Townsend

Flathead Beacon