AgricultureAlgae BloomsFeature HomepageGary WilsonIndustry, Energy, Economic DevelopmentLake ErieLatest NewsNewsOhioPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, ResearchWater Quality and Restoration Efforts
Veteran algal bloom scientist calls on EPA to shift priorities from focus on practices to outcomes-
University of Michigan’s Don Scavia says Lake Erie’s continued “poor” condition is worrisome.00
BudgetClevelandDuluthFeature ClevelandFeature HomepageFreightersGary WilsonIndustry, Energy, Economic DevelopmentLatest NewsMichiganMinnesotaNewsOhioPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeShipping and PortsU.S. and Canadian Federal Governments
Can shipping on the Great Lakes take the next step toward transporting high-value container cargo?-
In this Q&A, Lake Carriers’ Association President James Weakley talks Great Lakes shipping economy, ice breakers, the Soo Locks and more.
Climate ChangeFeature HomepageGary WilsonInfrastructureLake MichiganLatest NewsMichiganNewsPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeThe StatesU.S. and Canadian Federal GovernmentsWater Quality and Restoration Efforts
Does extreme weather threaten the hazardous waste sites that border Lake Michigan?-
New report highlights concern that intense storms, high lake levels may put nuclear and contaminated waste storage facilities at risk.
Drinking WaterEquity and Environmental JusticeFeature HomepageFlintGary WilsonInfrastructureLatest NewsLeadMichiganNew YorkNewsPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, ResearchThe StatesU.S. and Canadian Federal GovernmentsWater Quality and Restoration EffortsWisconsin
Water executive tells cities to “get creative” when it comes to replacing lead service lines-
Too often cities focus on why “they can’t tackle the problem,” says Water Environment Federation’s Lynn Broaddus, pointing to Lansing, Madison and Buffalo as cities that found a way.
Drinking WaterFeature HomepageForever Chemicals FeaturedGary WilsonIndustry, Energy, Economic DevelopmentLatest NewsMichiganNewsPFASResearch, Data and TechnologyScience, Technology, ResearchU.S. and Canadian Federal Governments
PFAS is a widespread problem. The solution needs to come from widespread sources-
In this Q&A, the director of MSU’s Center for PFAS Research Cheryl Murphy discusses the state of PFAS research currently, and why the U.S. and Canada should work together.
AdvocacyChicagoDetroitDrinking WaterEquity and Environmental JusticeFeature HomepageFeature LeadFlintGary WilsonLatest NewsMichiganNewsPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeThe States
Substantive change will require a ‘massive culture shift’ in federal, state and local agencies-
In this Q&A with Great Lakes Environmental Law Center executive director Nick Leonard, he pushes regulators to focus on the possible, talks about the role MDHHS can play in environmental health, and more.
AdvocacyBooks, Authors, Art and MusicDetroitDrinking WaterEquity and Environmental JusticeGary WilsonHistory and CultureLatest NewsNewsOntarioPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeU.S. and Canadian Federal GovernmentsWater Quality and Restoration Efforts
Canada’s Maude Barlow chronicles 40 years of activism in new book, “Still Hopeful”-
With hope as her mantra, Barlow describes her obsession with water, her outreach to Detroit and the myth of water abundance.
Feature HomepageGary WilsonIndigenous CommunitiesLatest NewsMichiganNewsPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeWater Quality and Restoration Efforts
Federal Great Lakes restoration program should focus on protection and flexibility, says Ojibwe leader-
While the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative has done great work and provided funding for many projects, its effectiveness might be undercut by an outsized reliance on metrics and lack of flexibility.
Climate ChangeCOP26COVID-19Drinking WaterEnbridge Line 5 and Other PipelinesEnergy, Clean Energy, Ethanol and FrackingEquity and Environmental JusticeFeature HomepageFeature LeadGary WilsonIndustry, Energy, Economic DevelopmentInfrastructureLatest NewsMichiganNewsPolicyPolitics, Policy, Environmental JusticeU.S. and Canadian Federal Governments
Biden’s First Year: An infrastructure win, but climate and justice plans struggle-
After a year of wins and losses for the Biden administration, environmental law attorney Nick Schroeck talks policy, climate, environmental justice, Line 5, and what it all means for the Great Lakes in this Q&A.
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Climate Ghosts author: To save more species, treat them like kin-
Western science and systemic restoration practices aren’t enough to stop the crash of struggling species.