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New research details the many benefits of clean water

Lake Superior. Photo by Joe Friedrichs
Lake Superior. Photo by Joe Friedrichs

We all want our local waters to be clean for drinking, recreation, and so on, but in the past, it was often thought that the costs to protect that water exceeded the benefits. Now a new study shows that by considering global benefits, especially of slowing climate change, protecting local waters saves a LOT of money. Brian spoke with University of Minnesota Sea Grant Director John Downing, lead author of the recent paper on this topic, to learn more.

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