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Smart Bioremediation to Clean Water, Protect Wild Rice

Despite its important and iconic role in the state, wild rice crops are threatened in regions where Minnesota’s water contains too much sulfate from natural sources and from industrial sources like mining, road building, water treatment and agriculture. A team of University of Minnesota researchers from the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses are working together to design and develop smart technology that will more efficiently and cost-effectively lower those sulfate concentrations, helping keep the water clear of pollutants and providing a clean, healthy environment for wild rice to grow. Read more on the University of Minnesota's website.