Toxic Pollution

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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November 10th 2011

Sen. Durbin stands up for Lake Michigan

Congress may not be popular with the electorate these days, but it’s important to note that some lawmakers are doing their jobs well. Today we recognize and applaud U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who is trying to end a coal-fired steamship’s  … 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 6th 2009

IJC meeting to focus on sewage overflows and other water quality problems affecting the Great Lakes

Fish on pharmaceuticals, alien invaders and poo in the Great Lakes will be on the agenda  Wednesday and Thursday (Oct. 7-8) when the International Joint Commission hold its  biennial meeting in Windsor, Ontario. The commission, which mediates Great Lakes and … Continue reading

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