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Genetic Mystery: The all-female salamanders of the Great Lakes-
This genus of salamanders have an ancient lineage and a strange reproduction strategy, and scientists are only now beginning to understand them.02
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Fossil Finds: Fleshy quarry fossils shed light on Wisconsin’s watery past-
Discovered nearly 30 years ago by two amateur paleontologists, the Waukesha biota fossils are still offering new insights on the ancient world.
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Piping Plovers: Despite new challenges, the birds make their comeback-
A pandemic, record-high lake levels, an outbreak of botulism—despite the slew of challenges, wildlife workers have helped the shorebirds thrive.
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Mussel-Phosphorus Puzzle: Invasive mussels are reshaping the chemistry of the Great Lakes-
A new study measures the impact quagga and zebra mussels are having on the phosphorus cycle, which is a major player in the Great Lakes ecosystem.
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Dams Across the Great Lakes: End of the line for aging infrastructure?-
Instead of spending money to repair old dams, more communities are putting resources towards decommissioning dams and letting rivers run free.
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Conflicted Over Copper: Technological advances clash with environmental concerns in Twin Metals case-
Changes in legislation in the past few years are helping clear the way for the mine.
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Conflicted Over Copper: PolyMet copper-nickel mine has been trapped in litigation-
This second part in a series on mining in Minnesota looks at PolyMet’s proposed mine and its legal battles against Native and environmental groups.
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Conflicted Over Copper: How the Mining Industry Developed Around Lake Superior-
This first part in a series on copper mining in Minnesota explores the history on mining in the area and its origins in iron.
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Shipping Continues: Great Lakes shipping season opens with extra social distancing-
Great Lakes shipping hasn’t been stopped by the coronavirus, even as the industry waits to see how it will be impacted in the long term.
River Restoration: $390 million project offers new future for beleaguered Kinnickinnic-
Miles of concrete are being removed from the Kinnickinnic riverbed in the hopes of encouraging more beautiful parks, less flooding and less pollution.