Threats

May 21st 2014

The Threat of Microbeads in the Great Lakes

Progress is being made in restoring the health of the Great Lakes through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and other state and government programs. Yet old threats from toxic sediments and new threats from microbead pollution keep reminding us that … Continue reading

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January 9th 2014

Editorials on Army Corps Study Conclude Separation is the Solution

Just days after the long-awaited U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ GLMRIS report came out, editorial boards are coalescing around the Corps’ findings that permanent separation is the only solution that will effectively protect the Great Lakes.

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November 21st 2013

Threat from Grass Carp Highlights Problem with Artificially Connected Great Lakes Basin

In late October, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that four grass carp had reproduced in the Sandusky River, in Ohio. This is the first instance of a species of Asian carp reproducing in the Great Lakes basin, and proof that … Continue reading

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September 11th 2013

Experts say Lake Michigan is in rough shape

Lake Michigan is ailing. That was the consensus among a panel of scientists convened to assess the lake’s health at the 9th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Milwaukee. Invasive quagga mussels have ravaged Lake Michigan’s food web and are … Continue reading

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September 10th 2013

Milwaukee leads on climate change adaptation

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s campaign to end all sewer overflows into Lake Michigan by 2035 has encountered a daunting obstacle: Climate change. Milwaukee is one of many Great Lakes cities that rely on combined sewer systems, which collect and … Continue reading

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