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There are billions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of jobs in Great Lakes shipping.
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Aging housing is prevalent all around the region, but in some cities the old infrastructure lingers more than in others.
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Around the region, you can find power plants for hydro, solar, wind, coal and more. In this map, see where those plants stand.
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Tapping maple trees for their syrup has been a Great Lakes region tradition for a long time – Indigenous groups on both sides of the lakes have been sugaring maple trees for thousands of years.
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The Great Lakes coastline is practically outlined in lighthouses, many of which now serve as historical sites and vacation rentals.
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Many areas in the Great Lakes region hold a large number of wind turbines, and significant plans to increase funding for alternative energy programs are underway in the U.S. and Canada.
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Where do we get our water? It’s a critically important and highly regulated question, yet it took some digging to find the answers.
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Explore this map of the Great Lakes region and the different ways to interpret what it means to be part of the Great Lakes.