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GLIN==> Summer 2005 Aquatic Sciences Chronicle



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The Summer 2005 issue of the Aquatic Sciences Chronicle is now online:
www.aqua.wisc.edu/chronicle

The online Chronicle is a one-stop source for the latest news from the
Aquatic Sciences Center, the administrative home of the Sea Grant and
Water Resources institutes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

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CONTENTS
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All Arsenic is Local: Study highlights importance of testing well water

Probing the ground near Lake Geneva, geologists have found that the
geologic and chemical conditions behind arsenic in well water there are
distinctly different from those in the Fox River Valley to the north.
The finding illustrates the difficulty of predicting arsenic
concentrations in new or existing wells, experts say, and it highlights
the importance of having well water tested annually. 

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Sign of the Times: Tracing causes of beach closings means busy summer
for one researcher

As temperatures and humidity climb this summer, many Wisconsin residents
will head to Lake Michigan beaches for relief. But instead of running
into the water, beachgoers are increasingly running into bright red
signs signaling closed beaches and unsafe swimming conditions.

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Spreading Knowledge, Stopping Exotics: Students work at Great Lakes boat
ramps to spread the word about exotic species

Emblazoned on Kellie Thatcher's bright blue T-shirt are the words "Clean
Boats, Clean Waters." Thatcher fills in the details of that simple
message when she greets people at boat ramps this summer and talks about
the importance of keeping boats free of aquatic invasive species.

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Get Smart with New Podcast Features: Earthwatch Radio introduces
SmartCast and SmartFeed [WEB EXCLUSIVE]

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Education News: Lake Sturgeon Victory Sends Students to the Bayou

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Know Your Water Lab: Center for Watershed Science & Education at the
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

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Wisconsin's Water Library: Learn more about the history of the American
lawn and environmentally friendly alternatives

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Featured Web Site: Meet the Online Chronicle

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People News: Andren voted president-elect of NIWR; Wisconsin Sea Grant
at IAGLR 2005

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To subscribe to the print version of the Aquatic Sciences Chronicle, or
to sign up for email news updates, please visit 
www.aqua.wisc.edu/chronicle


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