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Environmentalists and researchers are claiming Great Lakes-exclusive freighters are helping spread invasive species around the lakes, and new ballast water regulations are being determined, while industry groups argue that the research needs more work.
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Under an executive order from Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, the Wisconsin DNR and Departments of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection have to create a website on the chemicals known as PFAS, collaborate with municipalities and wastewater treatment plants to identify PFAS sources and consider PFAS when developing fish and wildlife consumption advisories.
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The National Weather Service on Monday issued a Beach Hazard statement for the fifth straight day in Cook County and to the north in Lake County.
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The National Park Service says three consecutive days of tests have been positive, including two days with no detection of cyanide.
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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.
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A new report says cleaning up some of the Great Lakes region’s most heavily polluted areas has led to billions of dollars’ worth of economic development and brought communities closer together.
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Asian carp are likely to find enough food to spread farther if they establish breeding populations in Lake Michigan, scientists said in a paper released Monday.
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The proposed mine, which would be Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine, has had a permit stayed due to potential unaddressed environmental concerns.
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Sturgeon were America’s vanishing dinosaurs, armor-plated beasts that crowded the nation’s rivers until mankind’s craving for caviar pushed them to the edge of extinction.