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Infectious virus causing large fish die-off on Lake St. Clair

Is the EPA Office in Chicago – Region 5 – A Potential Target of Trump Budget Cuts?

Flint Makes Final Decision On Water Source

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Governors Greenlight Waukesha, Wisconsin for Lake Michigan water
- by Gary Wilson

Original 2016 decision allowing city outside Great Lakes Basin to draw water reaffirmed  Great Lakes governors on Thursday reaffirmed their  decision to allow Waukesha, Wisconsin to begin using Lake Michigan for the town’s drinking water needs. In a unanimous vote the Compact Council told the…

Infectious virus causing large fish die-off on Lake St. Clair
- by GLNeditor

A highly infectious fish virus appears to be causing a recent die-off of thousands of fish on Lake St. Clair, Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials said Wednesday. But while deadly to several fish species, the virus poses no risk to humans, even if they…

Is the EPA Office in Chicago – Region 5 – A Potential Target of Trump Budget Cuts?
- by Gary Wilson

After eight years of predictability under the Obama administration, the Trump team has approached Great Lakes policy in its first 100 days with disruption. The type of disturbance that would cause natural disaster planners to ask the “what if” questions. Clean…

Flint Makes Final Decision On Water Source
- by Mary Ellen Geist

The City of Flint has finally decided where it wants its water to come from. But the public still has a chance to weigh in before the plan kicks in. In a…

“Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes” to air on DPTV and Many PBS Stations Across the Midwest
- by Mary Ellen Geist

It turns out many people don’t realize it isn’t just the Asian Carp and quagga mussels that are threatening the largest body of freshwater on earth.  In fact, there are more than 180 invasive species…

Celebrate Earth Day and the Great Lakes
- by GLN Editor

Help Detroit Public Television’s Great Lakes Bureau celebrate Earth Day! For Earth Day 2017, Great Lakes Now is asking you to share a Great Lakes memory by posting a photo (and description of the lake you’re on) on Twitter #GLNEarthday or by emailing a photo of a…

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“Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes” to air on DPTV and Many PBS Stations Across the Midwest

“Making Waves: Battle for the Great Lakes” to air on DPTV and Many PBS Stations Across the Midwest

It turns out many people don’t realize it isn’t just the Asian Carp and quagga mussels that are threatening the largest body of freshwater on earth.  In fact, there are…

- by Mary Ellen Geist
New study shows road salt leaching into Midwest Lakes

New study shows road salt leaching into Midwest Lakes

“Our freshwater lakes are getting saltier — and one of the largest studies ever of lake salinity blames the use of de-icying salts for roads.” “That could eventually mean disruption of aquatic ecosystems, and even make lakes unusable for drinking water or irrigation, the…

- by GLNeditor

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