Cover crops reduce erosion and help prevent nutrient runoff from farms, particularly phosphorus, from making its way to the Great Lakes and creating conditions for algal blooms.
Reflect on 2018 with us. These are the Echo stories that garnered the most visits, shares and comments in 2018.
The 2,800 tributaries emptying into the world’s largest lake may affect its biochemistry and ecology more than people think.
The economic value of the cargo they helped move last winter is estimated at $875 million.