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Summer Cruising
- by Ian Wendrow

The cruise ship industry has been steadily growing in the Great Lakes region over the past decade and a half. From just a couple of ships making sporadic trips in 2002, there are now five separate cruise lines operating seven ships, with even more fleet expansions expected in 2020.

PFAS in the Headlines
- by Sandra Svoboda

How this family of industrial chemicals has contaminated water supplies is a worldwide story. Great Lakes Now collected headlines from dozens of newspapers, television stations and public radio outlets to…

Great Lakes States, U.S. EPA grapple with “Forever Chemicals”
- by Gary Wilson

An April 6, 2018 photo of Michigan DEQ contractor AECOM sampling for PFAS foam in the Rogue River below the Rockford Dam. The dam is downstream…

Anglers on Ice
- by James Proffitt

Call it hard water fishing or ice fishing. Either way it’s cold, although it could be warm. All depends on how you do it. But for certain, every year hundreds of thousands of Great Lakes residents and visitors spend time hanging out on top of the ice, working to finagle fish from beneath it.

Book Club: New book about Asian carp chronicles history, future
- by Sandra Svoboda

With “Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis,” Reeves weaves politics, history, agriculture, fish biology and several other disciplinary perspectives into the story of the invasive fish.

Will new governor end Illinois’ inertia over Asian carp solution?
- by Gary Wilson

In a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers, Pritzker said he “generally supports implementation” of the Corps’ $778 million plan to stop the carp advance at the Brandon Road Lock, a potential choke point some 50 miles from Chicago and Lake Michigan.

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Lights, Cameras, Drones … Great Lakes, Oceans,
- by Sandra Svoboda

At the Thunder Bay International Film Festival filmmakers honestly but not too biasedly depict how daily living, energy use, and other industries impact communities and ecosystems locally and globally.

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Federal employees hit streets in Great Lakes region to protest government shutdown
- by Gary Wilson

Demonstrations against the government shutdown led by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), took place just steps from the EPA’s Great Lakes Region headquarters.

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