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“Talking about the bloom:” Meet filmmaker David J. Ruck-
Great Lakes native David J. Ruck discusses environmental storytelling, Lake Erie’s algae blooms and his new documentary film, set to air on six PBS stations on Sept. 12.00
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First in decades, a new Great Lakes freighter joins fleet-
The Mark W. Barker is more innovative and versatile than the larger Lakers.
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Setting Lake Erie limits-
Great Lakes managers re-visit fishing every year.
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New stamps celebrate NOAA marine sanctuaries’ landscapes and marine life-
A Great Lakes national marine sanctuary is included in a new collection of U.S. postage stamps.
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Leaking landfills: Unregulated coal ash poses a buried, brewing threat to Lake Michigan and beyond, new lawsuit says-
As the EPA steps up enforcement of coal ash regulations, environmentalists demand action on historic coal ash not covered by those rules.
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Cracking down on coal ash: Tough talk and tough choices-
The EPA says it is getting serious about enforcing federal coal ash rules. But massive challenges remain, from recalcitrant state regulators to environmental justice conundrums to ballooning costs for ratepayers.
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I Speak for the Fish: A jarring look at gizzard shad-
In years past, acres of shad could be seen schooling just beneath Lake Erie’s surface. These days, schools large enough to block out the sun are a rare sight.
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Why did the salamander cross the road?-
Marquette’s blue-spotted salamanders inspire a city’s conservation efforts.
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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.
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The Catch: Lake Erie birding-
The new Great Lake Erie Birding Trail, with its mobile app, includes some 40 birding hot spots from Detroit to the Lake Erie islands and beyond.