Polluted Run-off

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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February 28th 2013

New report showcases Great Lakes restoration projects

A new report from the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition features more than 30 examples of successful Great Lakes restoration projects. The report shows that government agencies and conservation groups across the region, with funding from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, … Continue reading

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January 30th 2012

$50 million pollution cleanup aims to make Indiana’s Grand Calumet River grand again

A few miles southeast of Chicago, in the shadow of an elevated toll road that links the Windy City to Indiana, crews are transforming one of America’s most polluted rivers into an oasis for wildlife. The Grand Calumet River was … Continue reading

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September 13th 2010

What’s All the Stink About?

Huge swaths of western Lake Erie are cloaked in massive algae blooms that are chasing away tourists, harming the walleye population (part of the region’s $7 billion sport fishery), closing down beaches, driving down property values and incurring costs on … Continue reading

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October 26th 2007

Original Intent

Using the Clean Water Act as their compass, Rep. Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) are navigating murky political waters to deliver legislation that would return the brawn and intent to the original Act signed by President Nixon … Continue reading

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