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In Chicago, adapting electric buses to winter’s challenges-
Capital City Transit has ordered seven electric buses to replace diesel models from 2010, said the operations superintendent.00
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Restore, Release: The Great Lakes Now Episode Quiz-
Test your knowledge on the Spectacle Reef lighthouse, Pullman neighborhood and lake sturgeon.
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Q&A: New EPA Great Lakes administrator talks Benton Harbor, infrastructure, AOC cleanup-
Sites like the Detroit River will benefit from the billion-dollar windfall, says new Region 5 administrator Debra Shore. Shore also defends Michigan’s actions in Benton Harbor.
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Drinking Water News Roundup: US Steel spill, lead pipes, First Nations boil water advisories, Ohio wetlands-
Catch the latest drinking water updates with Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
Chicago resists putting life rings at risky lake piers-
The Chicago Park District said it plans to put life rings along the Lake Michigan waterfront but only in areas that are considered safe to swim.
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Sensors provide a real-time glimpse at Chicago River quality-
Chicago nonprofit Current in 2019 installed three sensors in the river’s three main branches to continuously estimate the amount of bacteria from human and other warm-blooded animals’ waste.
Illinois woman swims across iconic Michigan lake twice-
A medical student from Illinois swam across one of Michigan’s Torch Lake — twice — to raise money and awareness about diabetes.
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Boating on a Budget: Get off land and onto the Great Lakes-
Check out Great Lakes Now’s guide to getting on the water without burning a hole in your wallet.
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Thousand Island Dressing Mystery: Uncertain origins of one of America’s favorite sauces-
What is the original recipe? It’s a different story depending on who is asked.