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Flooding Frustrations: As Plan 2014 comes under fire, resident complaints lead to early review of water level regulation plan

Conflicted: Chicago’s plans for a lakefront “urban oasis” didn’t include a concert venue or Hamilton exhibit

Rights of Nature: Gaining traction around the world while facing serious opposition almost everywhere

Cruising the Lakes: Port stops for cruise lines all around the Great Lakes

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Flooding Frustrations: As Plan 2014 comes under fire, resident complaints lead to early review of water level regulation plan
- by Natasha Blakely

As local residents and business owners blame the International Joint Commission’s Plan 2014 for extensive flooding around the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario, the IJC looks into an early review of the plan.

Conflicted: Chicago’s plans for a lakefront “urban oasis” didn’t include a concert venue or Hamilton exhibit
- by Gary Wilson

On Chicago’s Northerly Island, a conflict exists between urban developments and nature, and the supporters of each.

Rights of Nature: Gaining traction around the world while facing serious opposition almost everywhere
- by James Proffitt

Rights of Nature, while still struggling to get a foothold in the U.S. and Great Lakes area, has been gaining popularity much quicker overseas.

Some Indiana beaches along Lake Michigan closed after chemical spill
- by The Associated Press

Some beaches are closed along Lake Michigan in northwestern Indiana after authorities say a chemical spill into the Little Calumet River caused fish to die in the area.

Dateline Brockville, Ontario: Free screening of Great Lakes Now “Ships and Shipwrecks”
- by GLNeditor

Go aboard a boat that delivers mail to freighters, learn about life on a…

Great Lakes Energy News Roundup: Michigan solar power, Enbridge might reroute part of Line 5 and Ohio wind turbines face local opposition
- by Ian Wendrow

Catch the latest in Great Lakes energy news in Great Lakes Now’s fortnightly energy-related headline roundup.

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